Hi, I’m Adrienne. I’ve been a single mom for a while now, but sometimes the reality hasn’t quite sunk in. Last night I had this dream that I’m going to marry a woman. I feel disappointed when she tells me I have to wear a pantsuit for the wedding… I wanted to wear the dress.
“Couldn’t we both wear a dress?” I asked.
“No, someone has to wear the pants,” she said.
I’m often the one wearing the pants. Who else is going to deal with the spiders and the clogged drains and the lawnmower now that there’s no man in the house?
It’s not all bad. I realized I can handle a lot more than I ever thought I could.
What do you do now that you didn’t have to before? I’ll tell you all my favorite chores on my “Things for Which it Would be Helpful to Have a Husband” list in Giving Myself Away, my story coming out this fall.
Hi, I’m Adrienne. I know I’m getting over this whole divorce thing because some mornings I actually wake up and feel relieved to be single. I love to make lists. My favorite kind of list is the one you write when you’re feeling really upbeat and motivated – the kind I fold up and tuck in a drawer to look at later on the days I’m feeling anything but upbeat. Here’s the latest:
Things you don’t have to worry about anymore when you’re single:
- whether or not I snore when I sleep on my back
- who’s going to take out the trash (I already know it’s going to be me, so there’s no one to nag)
- consulting anyone else on what I decide to buy
- not having to share the closets or the dresser anymore
Help me out here… what would you add to my list that’s great about being single? I don’t want to sound all bitter about marriage or anything, but really, we need to make the best of our situation and enjoy the good parts.
I hope you’ll want to read all about how I ended up where I am in Giving Myself Away (coming out this fall!).