A few years ago I saw a movie called, “Four Christmases,” starring Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn. It’s about a couple who try to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas Day.
When the Kidlet was born, my ex and I decided that we did not want to travel from place to place on Christmas Day and so we’d always have our own Christmas Day celebration at our house. And our two families respected that, and everything was fine.
Last year was right after the separation, and we decided that the best thing to do is to spend the day together. So we did. And it was a bit awkward, but we survived it for the sake of the Kidlet.
This year, trying to accommodate everyone is proving to be difficult. The decision of who goes where and when and how all falls on my shoulders. With being at the mercy of flight schedules and budgets and trying to please everyone, I’m about ready to pull my hair out or drink. And since I like my hair, that is leaving me only one option…
Divorced parents/families, how do you deal with a fair split of the holidays?