VALENTINE'S DAY

14 things single parents know on Valentine's Day

First published onMonday 27 January 2020最后修改了Friday 31 January 2020

作为一个单身父母在最好的时候是艰难的 - 但在这一年中最浪漫的一天,它可以认真刺痛。这是美国人民的一些普遍真理,留下了抱着宝宝,这是2月14日。

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1.你永远不会停止梦想......

That jittery teenage feeling when you wake up and wonder if this will be the year the postman hits you with a deluge of cards – even though you’re single, and never leave the house, and haven’t spoken to a member of the opposite sex in months – that never goes away.

2.......但现实生活有其他想法

邮递员的麻袋可能是空的,但尿布,洗碗机和洗衣篮全都是空的。

好一个,丘比特。

3.那个干意大利面是新钻石

你已婚朋友们抱怨粘性红玫瑰和刮擦内衣。如果你从三岁的三岁的鼻子上获得通用面条项链,你会很幸运。

4.该房间服务需支付费用

您的孩子们在床上苛刻的早餐只是要求玉米片的小径上楼梯。尽管如此,抵制敦促的敦促。

5.通常有一个捕获

当你的孩子用一个可爱的卡片给你带来一个带有大红色泼辣的心脏时,你发现自己想知道在哪里else那些红色的裂缝结束并达到拖把。

6.那部浪漫电影必须是pg

Squidging together on the sofa to watch Frozen II for the 17th time is as romantic as it gets as a singleton on V's-Day.

Enjoy a Disney nap and just Let. It. Go.

7.That social media is a no-go zone

离开手机。Facebook不是你的朋友。当然,除非您喜欢在讨厌的前同事中分享在游艇上的令人讨厌的欢乐。#blessed。

今天的整个日子,只是不要对自己做。

8.那个独奏会议不是那么糟糕

Cheese on toast for one tastes better when you remind yourself that every nearby restaurant is crammed full of cringing couples getting ripped off left right and centre for a less-than-average set menu and a glass of warm fizz.

Plus you get to eat it in your jammies. #trulyblessed

9.可以向你饲养一杯是可以的

从不介意定价的香槟。v的一天是打击你选择的饮料的合法原因下午5点。

10。That you don’t have to share

OK, so you had to buy chocolates for yourself, but the bonus is you get to polish them off by yourself, too. Just don’t let the kids see or they’ll be gone before you can bellow 'I SAID BRUSH YOUR TEETH!' up the stairs.

11.That your mum means well

The cringe card from your mum never fails to make you feel worse about things.

She may as well have hired a sky writer to tell the world you’re a massive loser. Bless her.

12.That you can look on the bright side

不再假装喜欢牡蛎。或者你的前任,此事。虽然,有人认真真的like oysters?

13.That things could be worse

圣瓦伦丁俱乐部死亡 - 然后斩首。你可以用bubbas蜷缩在沙发上。想一想一下。

14.That you’re surrounded by love

有时候,浪漫来自最意想不到的地方 - 你的小人们在你跳过公园时,你的小手在你的时候,你的缺少......是的,你可能会珍惜的通心粉项链。

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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