:)My perfect evening used to be a nice dinner and walk.
Immersed her life in her kids (or used it as an excuse to NOT get over the fear of dating after being married 15 years). I'd rather stay at home with my kids and either go out or just sit home and relax!
I remind myself that 1 day I don't want to be a burden on my daughter of not having my own life. How do you feel it harmed you to have that much focus on you? She has two great parents and has become a lovely young adult, and that is the one criticism I've heard her level at them. I live with no regrets and I fear that if I consume myself in finding "Mr.
Plus, I'd love to show her a nice nuclear family 1 day... Right" (if there is one) :) that I will look back and regret not spending that extra time with my son... He's 5 now and wants all my time, not sure that when he's a teenager he'll feel the same way. I feel it makes more sense to use what little personal time I have away from my daughter to focus on ME, not a man.
As a single mom, I work all day, and then as soon as I get out of work I rush to pick him up and spend the rest of the evening with him.
I kind of feel like it's a double edged sword, because when I don't date, people tell me "Don't you think your son deserves to have a strong male in his life?