Single parent during the holidays

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    Akay
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    this is my 4th year as a single parent celebrating the holidays with my son alone. Don’t get me wrong my family are amazing, and spoiled my son on top of his Santa presents, which he has loved every single one of them. I’ve loved making memories with my son, hes 4 and has been in awe of everything, however I just can’t get rid of feeling down and alone. Im constantly taking photos and videos to share with others, as I’m so proud of the things he does but also wish I had someone present to share these with. I was pretty prepared for Christmas but doing everything myself really has got me overwhelmed this year, I feel I’m constantly on the go and never get a minute to myself. Anyone else feeling the same?

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    MR2123
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    1st year separated although relationship was over 12 months before it actually ended.

    Yes I can relate. We focus so much on making it special for our children, that we are doing alone, we often overlook ourselves. I think when in a relationship the other person takes some of the burden and you also look out for each other.

    It sounds like you gave your son an amazing Christmas and you should be proud.

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    Akay
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    I was very much the same, was a relief when it ended and I do feel I can do it all without the burden of him being around, taking credit for all my work.
    In a way I know I should be proud of what I’ve been able to do for my son, I just can’t help feel we’re missing something. He’s 4 now and asking lots of questions, 1 being what will Santa get mummy and how his stocking is bigger than mine so will have more in it. Although when we visited my mum on Boxing Day she made sure I had small pile aswell and a special gift for my son to give me, I know I had to do something in our own home for Christmas morning. Last minute raking to find things to fill my own stocking with, really hut home for me how I was doing it myself. Although my son loved checking it in morning and laughed at how Santa left mummy batteries for all his toys lol

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