So here it is the first year I am officially a single parent, and no one told me about Single Parent Day-I completely missed it. Â (For those like me who are uninitiated to this Hallmark moment, its the third Sunday of March).
I did spend my Â Single Parent Day out being a single parent, juggling back-to-back softball practices, play dates, shopping, dinner and getting ready for school today; and did so flawlessly so another day of being a single parent was successful.
I took a look at the National Single Parent Day website, and while there is not a lot there, it does kind of make sense-because there are more non-traditional families in the country than traditional. Â But given that statistical reality, should we commemorate “married couple day” too?
I am not sure what I would do if I had even realized there was a Single Parent Day before stumbling upon a reference on Twitter. Â Coincidentally I had been working on a post on my Dad the Single Guy blog about plans and making plans when I realized I missed the chance to plan for a new day.
I don’t mean to be cynical about these events-but I am not sure Hallmark moments are truly what is needed. Â If it were, we should have a lets do our best day, and make that every day.