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It’s that time of year that most single moms dread…Christmas, especially those of you who are going it alone for the first time this year. Christmas as a single mom can have a few challenges because often times the “production” of Christmas all falls on you.
You had to get the tree and drag it in by yourself. You probably always did all the shopping for the kids but this time, you have to put everything together by yourself and who knew there were so many different kinds of screwdrivers? And the way that they tie all these toys to the boxes, Whodini couldn’t get into it!
I know that it can all be overwhelming but take a deep breath, grab a glass of wine…you can do this!
I have been a single mom from day one and I know what it’s like to be up on Christmas Eve, staring at the directions and wondering “Why in the hell did I buy this damn thing?” Fortunately for me, in the early years of my son’s life, my brothers were around to put stuff together, i.e. the Escalade Power Wheels Truck that I had to rent a UHaul truck to get home from Toy’s R Us and basically the whole thing had to be put together! I learned from that experience, to pay for those types of things to be assembled, thus, when I bought the Power Wheels Fire Truck, it was already put together but I still had to rent a UHaul to get it home. SMH!
I know that the holidays are sometimes a hard part of the year for single moms but continue to keep your heads up. We are very strong and even though we may not be “feeling it,” we still have to make the best of things for our children. If this is your first year doing it alone, make some new traditions and create new memories. Call some friends and/or family members over to help you get those toys put together. When it is all said and done, come Christmas morning, the smiles on your kids faces will make all the hard work worth it.
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