How do single parents survive?

I needed to take my daughter to an appointment in Stockholm today. My plan was to drive the car, but it started to snow heavily. Snow and traffic in Stockholm is a very bad combination. So we changed plans and decided to take the train.

The problem was I needed to pack a bag with some snacks before we left, and I was booked for a work meeting just before we had to leave. So I was short of time.

I ended up taking part in the meeting while I pointed to what I needed in the bag and she ran around in the apartment to get it.

It is in situations like that I wonder how single parents manage to keep life together. I understand that they are better organized than me, but still, kudos to all of you who manage to keep the family together all by yourself.

On another note, we got more snow, so now I can’t get my car out. I have to cross a public parking lot to get off my driveway. And that parking lot has not been plowed once since the snow fell last Thursday.

I am now just waiting for the parking attendant to come around and write parking fines to the parked cars. They can’t get out because the city has not plowed the snow, but still the city can give them fines.