I thought struck me yesterday morning. What is a fail safe way of telling if a hot dad in the park is single or not? Is there one? Are they a) better than my ex and actually have their children for more than 24 hours every two weeks and have made the decision to be proactive and entertain them by going to the park or b) are they better than my ex and giving their lovely wife/partner some well needed rest on a Saturday or Sunday morning?
It’s difficult to spot a wedding ring whilst they push their toddler on the swing or whilst they help a wobbly new walker up the steps and down the baby slide. This is a serious question for me as it is an ideal environment to meet like minded men who may understand the joys of being woken up at 6am and making the decision to drag your tired arse to the park at 8.30-9am because you have exhausted all entertainment at home already, but I don’t want to be known as the woman who loiters in the park preying on attractive single (or not) dads! Creepy!
Yesterday’s trip also made me realise that even though it is early and I have to stop by Starbucks to stop myself from drifting off on a park bench whilst Charlotte plays, I should really try harder with my appearance. I was definitely not giving off yummy mummy vibes. Hoodie, cropped yoga pants, battered converse trainers, bed head and not even a lick of mascara is not the way I’m going to lure sexy single dads into an exciting conversation on toddler preferences of scooters or bikes or a discussion on how many times they’ve watched Frozen and whether they know all the words to all the songs yet. Must try harder!