Today was the big “Father’s Day Celebration” at TJ’ s school and everything went off without a hitch. His Assistant Principal stepped in and they did a “Lowe’s Build & Grow ” craft together (see picture below). TJ said things went great and that he had a good time. The following is an email that his teacher sent me this afternoon.
“This mornings Father’s Day event went great. TJ was very excited to have the Assistant Principal be his helper…there were 5 other students that did not have fathers attend also. TJ wrote a very thoughtful thank you card instead of a Father’s Day card…I was very proud of him”
The point of me sharing my Father’s Day Dilemma is that as Single Moms, we have to ensure that are children never feel less than or excluded. I am not sure the reasons of the other 5 children in his class that didn’t have a male figure with them today. It may have been a situation similar to mine or perhaps the father’s couldn’t take off of work. My main focus was to make sure that TJ felt comfortable and included and if that meant speaking up and asking his teacher for help or an alternative, than so be it. At the end of the day, it’s not about me but about my son. Even though his dad decided not to be a father, it is my job to make sure that my son never feels abandoned or left out and that’ s exactly what I intend to do.
Ty Knighten knows a thing or two about relationships and dating. A single mom from Calif., Ty decided to turn her experiences in love and relationships into a blog. Written with plenty of sass, her mission is to help women empower themselves to realize love, success and confidence through her articles. She writes about dating and relationships from the perspective of a single mom but adds insights that will help women and men as they maneuver through the confusing world of dating and relationships. You can reach her on Twitter @UHeardMeRight, on Facebook at The Sexy Single Mommy or connect with her on Google+ and Instagram at chocoty.