All of the most excellent women I know are single moms!I have begun to refer to myself as "Manfree," rather than single. Heh-heh. My daughter (age 5) asked me last year why I hadn't married her father (SOB to the hundredth power). So, I dug up some old wedding photos from two former marriages to way nicer guys, put them on the wall and told her, "I married these guys." :LOL Now, how could we have that funny little moment if the SOB was in my face? All of the laughter in my house: that is one of the things I love about being a single mom.
My daughter told me something a few days ago, only an hour after the ex actually called for the first time in several months (he disappeared via the airport last January), and I allowed him to speak to her. An idea swelled up in her little person as she set her fork to her dinner plate, and with a peaceful, contented look on her face, she looked over at me and announced, "Mom, you're my dad."
I love this thread. It has been such a boost, so wonderful to see such a great group of other manfree mothers who are thinking just like me. We have made a silk purse out of a... silk purse! I salute you each and all!