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I’m an adult now

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𝔸𝕕𝕦𝕝π•₯𝕀 𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕛𝕦𝕀π•₯ 𝕠𝕦π•₯𝕕𝕒π•₯𝕖𝕕 π•”π•™π•šπ•π••π•£π•–π•Ÿ.

Dr. Seuss
  • I have become the mom that can juggle the baby in the arm while moderating a Zoom meeting and doing work – on 2 computers nogal
  • I get up every day and dress the kids to make sure they get to school on time
  • I get to work on time every single day – just kidding, my office has been in my house for 4 years already
  • We don’t do as many takeaways as we used to… thank goodness
  • We go out on little trips for the kids almost every weekend

I may be an adult now, but I still need a parent – sometimes. My remaining parent unfortunately lost sight of the importance of family and I couldn’t stand by while my family fell apart.

I’m adult now, but I want my remaining parent to be more of an adult and parent

I wrote about the loss of my mom in 2019. It still haunts me. I still cry about my mom.

What I didn’t write about was the parent I was left with. The one that left me by my mom’s hospital bed to do the unthinkable.

As a child there are certain conversations you never want to have with a parent. I had to have not one, but two of those. It came to the point where his actions left me with three options – and two of those would not have been my choice – ever. I will do anything to protect my family – even if it is from their own stupidity.

I don’t know if the relationships between my dad and I or my dad and sister can ever fully be repaired. I am still contemplating my response after the alleged end of his relationship with the 44 year old woman.

This article has been edited after revelations in a post earlier this week.

I am a Johannesburg based freelance writer, social media manager - and of course share bits from my life with you on this blog. We have 2 kids through surrogacy and 3 black cats.

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