Knackered ………

Unless you are wealthy and can afford hired help ……hmmmmmm let me see …..cleaner, gardener, painter and decorator, cook. homework helper, home maintenance man/woman, chauffeur, personal shopper, kids entertainer …..yep that should do it …….or at least have extended family around to help out …..it’s HARD raising a family …..and even HARDER as a single parent …..

Most of the time you just get on with it ….and don’t get me wrong it can be a lot of fun too …….BUT sometimes it just sneaks up on you and you feel overwhelmed and exhausted as I have felt this week

I was looking for images to put with this post ….did the usual ‘Google Image’ search …..and couldn’t BELIEVE it!!! …….scrolling through image after image of serene looking single Mums ( there seemed to be an absence of single fathers)  beaming with their equally serene and beaming kids ….all primped and polished, posing in equally pristine locations ……well hey folks …..that is NOT reality ……it’s bloody exhausting MOST of the time ………SO …….this one is for all the single parents out there ….and if you CHOSE it, please let me know why and how as I cannot believe anyone WOULD ….I KNOW it will pass ….but just now I’m bloody knackered ….it’s felt like one of those ‘survival’ kind of weeks

 

Thank god for the weekend …..phew!!

9 thoughts on “Knackered ………

  1. Hi Fijay – tough passage, that. And it doesn’t matter if one is strong or not, where are the options? I just read about an 11 week old baby who died (choked to death) in the care of an unlicensed sitter because the mother had to return to work to pay the bills. She didn’t qualify for paid leave. Trillions of $$$ happily spent on militaries, wars and government fluff while the people wallow in increasing debt and poverty throughout the “first worlds” and still people believe in the system, and they’ll argue who to vote for, who to support. As Shakespeare said, “the fault dear Brutus is not in our stars but in ourselves that we are underlings…” I think the “System” is begging for a massive, serious, real, revolution but the younger generations are still too smug, too comfortable, too full of themselves and the residues of imperial corruption to consider engaging change. They’re still afraid they have too much to lose. So, things must necessarily get worse, much worse, before social pressure blows the top off the pressure cooker. We can die as fat slaves, as victims, or as martyrs and heroes. What’s not an option is the dying part. Am I advocating revolution? You bet. But I don’t need it, the younger generations are the ones who must initiate it. Then I’ll join, and perhaps teach them a trick or two… 🙂

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    1. Tough passage but true ShaTara …..life ain’t all pink fluffy bunnies …and yep there is no choice but to ride it ….and hmmmmm yes ….what would an alternative system look like though ……I guess I believe in ‘democracy’ without the capitalist corruption behind it ….if you look at world leaders I think Obama HAS done his best during difficult times and with his hands tied behind his back ……..I guess I would plump for a move more towards a female agenda to balance things out somewhat tho ………………some kind of re’evaluation of what constitutes ‘success’ quality over quantity if you know what I mean ……………………….. a recognition that we ARE global citizens …..individual countries with boundaries is SO last millenium:D:D:D ……………..we’ve got to the change our thinking toward being connected to the planet as a whole ………..some kind of socialist/environmentalism which embraces science and technology too ……………………………hmmmmmmm and I’m thinking what IS money exactly ……………I don’t know about you ShaTara but I barely carry ‘cash’ ………………..it’s kind of ‘points’ isn’t it ?
      You click on a computer screen and check the points you have received this month for doing your job ……then you transfer these numerical points to pay your bills and pop to do your shopping by swiping a card on a little screen to further exchange these points for goods
      What would happen I wonder if …every month everyone was given the same number of points then it was up to them how they managed it?
      Oh god …..hark at me ……in danger of going off on one:D:D:D
      Anyway ….out with the boy’s today …..you have a good weekend ShaTara:)

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        1. Oh …….it’s just my silly mind going off on one Dragullar …….I was kind of thinking …..you know if we could wipe the slate clean so to speak …………………turn off all the banking tech for 48 hrs say …then reboot it giving every single person on the planet a little account with so many ‘points’ in it ……..the same each ……paid monthly …….because that’s all ‘money’ is really isn’t it?
          Numerical ‘points’ …………look at ‘quantative easing’ for example …..something governments have done in the past to boost their banking systems …..don’t take me TOO seriously tho ….just my flight of fancy ……………….it’s obviously more complex than I suggest ……………………….a nice thought tho:)

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