Happy Monday bosses and boss chics!! I hope everyone had a great weekend despite the major power outage in my local area and other areas as well. We were out of power for almost 24 hours (and some STILL are) during the hottest weekend of the year thus far. Can we say in the way? Lucky for me, I missed most of the power outage because I stayed in Greensboro on Friday night after taking my little cousin and her friend to Superjam.
On Saturday I took my son Trey to the Asheboro Zoo and we had so much fun! Everybody kept telling me how this was going to be one of the hottest days of the year, but since I work on weekends I would not have been able to take him any other day in the near future. I am not an outdoors person at all, but seeing the smile on Trey’s face as we were visiting the animal exhibits was worth every sweat bead and sore muscle.
I know we must have spent at least four hours at the zoo, but I was definitely prepared. We had our sunblock, sunglasses, hats and a cooler full of water bottles and capri suns. We ended up having a blast! As I was walking through the zoo, I noticed how everyone had someone… But it was just me and Trey. Now I’m aware it’s been just us two for quite awhile now, but the concept has become more apparent now. He’s becoming more involved in sports and activities outside of school, so I’m always on the go with him. And when I’m not on the go with him, I’m at work or school or trying to find some solace and a little free time for myself in between.
I am here to tell you there probably isn’t anything in this world that is more frustrating than single parenting, but when you have a kid who genuinely appreciates you and loves you it makes it all worth it. Trey literally drives me insane every day by calling my name constantly lol, but when he smiles at me and tells me he loves me or when he asks what’s wrong when I’m down… THAT is love. I have never in my life experienced a love or a bond that is as strong as what we have, and I’d walk a thousand miles and back just to keep him safe and happy.
I wrote all this to say when you have someone who you genuinely love and who genuinely loves you back, you should do whatever in your power to keep them happy and vice versa. Whether it be in a relationship, a parent or child, or a true friend… you should never take that for granted because unconditional love doesn’t come around too often. So many times we see people taking their loved ones for granted but breaking their necks to please the ones who could care less. Choose who you put energy into wisely! Have a #PositiveMonday! SN: You can check out more pics from our zoo visit below