This is the first year since leaving my ex that I have not spent Christmas Day or the day after Christmas with the kids. I finally get them tonight. We get to celebrate our Christmas tonight and then New Year’s tomorrow. Hopefully, he will drop them off. I hold my breath every time that I am supposed to get them.
My oldest still is not really speaking to me. I text and try to get him to talk on the phone. I know that at his age, he has his own opinions, yet they can be strongly influenced by others.
Monday will be another early morning of taking them home in time to meet the bus. What is most important is that we get to spend the time together. I hope they look back and remember the holidays as a good time and have traditions that they will eventually want to pass on in the future.