Mojo Mom on her own
Up to that point I had been reconciled to two weeks of solo parenting, but the thought of pulling that off if I was sick was a challenge I hadn't counted on. I woke up, collected myself, ate breakfast, and realized I was going to be okay.
My hat is off to single mothers who manage through difficult times. Every woman needs and deserves support, and I have seen women come together in marvelous ways.
As for myself and my daughter over these two weeks, I can see how this time together will be good for us. I am calling around to see who else is "home alone" with her kids, and I've set up several dates for outings or dinner. When school is out I find that I have to make more of an effor to see my friends who I run into daily during the school year. So the flip side to the challenge of being alone is getting us out to see each other.
Even so, I am sure that sometime during the next two weeks I will feel more like a Desperate Housewife than a Mojo Mom. My gauge to see how low I go to find family entertainment is whether I get desperate enough to take my daughter to see "Herbie: Fully Loaded," which looks perfectly awful but would provide two hours of air-conditioned distraction.