Easter is right around the corner.
And when you Co-parent you understand that with an approaching holiday comes the aching pain of possibly not having the children for the holiday.
This year, my step-children are home with us, and as it is a Sunday my Son will be going off with his Dad.
Since, our schedules are not always in sync between my son, and my step-children we always try to make the most of the time that we do have.
With that being said, making the most of our time often means negotiating time, and for us because we are in such a good place its honestly not so much as a negotiation as it is an agreement.
But you can’t take without expecting to give.
This year, we have the kids all day for the holiday, so we don’t really necessarily need anything as far as time with them, but I’m sure my step-kids mother would love the opportunity to see the kids for a little bit during the holiday, and when our schedules allow we happily oblige.
It’s nice for the kids to see both sides of the family on holidays rather than having to wait for the next year for that specific holiday. And if traditions can be continued, despite the parenting schedule in place, a way of doing that should be at the very least attempted.
Now you’re probably thinking, well what if it isn’t reciprocated, and you’re not necessarily wrong for having that feeling. If anything, verbalize an agreement.
And if you’re not at that point in your Co-Parenting Journey to trust one another, than maybe changing anything at this point for you isn’t the right option.
Once trust is broken, and anger is in the vocabulary as well as throughout your veins, it takes time to heal, and to make progress in a positive direction. Baby step’s. I promise you it is easier to live in a happier now, than an ugly yesterday.
What are your thoughts on sharing the holiday’s even when it is your holiday?
Sara, Mommsie Knows Best