Re: Give me insight please: Former spouses and parenting
Ok, so take this with a grain of salt, because I am not a single mom, and I am not divorced. However, my parents had a pretty contentious divorce, and I was a pretty observant kid. Here are my thoughts.
Being a single parent is hard. During the 4 days a week when the kids are with her, she is solely responsible for meeting their needs, and keeping the house flowing. Between work, caring for the kids, and keeping up with household chores, there is likely very little time for herself. Without a spouse to help out this can be very draining. My guess is that she sees the weekends as her time to herself. In her mind she is probably thinking, from Friday afternoon until Sunday evening, Dad is in charge. She probably just thinks (and schedules) this as her time. I doubt it is malicious in wanting you guys to do all the running, just a mind set.