As I predicted, Lily woke happily this morning, chatting to herself, saying “Up!” and, when I came into the room, “Mommy!” in the sweetest, most loving tone you could imagine. Being forgiven so easily is a wonderful thing.

Of course, I was also right about not being able to sleep for a while, so I’m here at work, struggling to stay awake. This single parenting thing, even when temporary, is tough. I don’t know how full-time single parents do it. They’re made of stronger stuff than me…

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