No one knows how hard this is, being both mom and dad at the same time. While some argue that we, women, are the emotionally stronger gender, it doesn't become and isn't easy. Sometimes, there are things that are nearly impossible for us mothers to replicate.
Like hormones, being a man, being competitive about anything and everything, brotherhood, being a role model (because duh...I can't teach a man how to be a man in the real world because I can't be a man, LOL). It's different, really.
I will be lying if I said everything is smooth-sailing and I am the best mother AND father in the world and my kids don't need a male figure in their lives...it's not true. Let's not kid ourselves. Dads are important too so, I keep their dad in their lives.
But as far as the everyday workings in life is concerned, I have tried my very best to be both mom and dad. To make all the decisions and be responsible for everything under the sun is f-g taxing.
However...even with that said, I am still here and I am not going anywhere anytime soon.
So, if you are a single parent, mom OR dad,
Here, have a beer,