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Struggling during holidays.....

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hypermum1 Wed 10-Aug-11 13:33:34

Hi all

I wondered if anyone else is finding the summer holidays a little bit (or a big bit) of a struggle? I normally work part time in my husbands business but have the summer holidays off. Up until a year and a half ago I worked full time and never had the holidays off. I have no family around me as my mum died, my dad and sister live abroad. As my husband has his own business we are not going away as he is needed here. And we have no money. So basically I am on my own with 2 boys aged 8 and 6 for 5 weeks. I am feeling incredibly lonely and am starting to wonder if I should nt just go back to work! Everyone else seems to be going on holiday and I feel like I am letting the boys down not taking them anywhere. Does anyone else feel like this?

piano10 Wed 10-Aug-11 14:00:42

I can fully sympathise. My DS is 10yrs and getting really bored. Am a single parent with boyfriend working away all week. I hate the school hols....roll on term time !!
We did go away for one week and he had scout camp for another. I havnt much money but his dad is paying for a day of tennis and a day at summer camp next week. Thank god DS is with his dad this weekend.....I am a single mum but have a boyfriend/partner woprking away.
You are not letting your boys down, dont look at it this way. You are doing the best you can, and giving them love, encouragement and praise is far more valuable and life long than a weeks holiday away. They will look back and see that you were a lovely mum and made them feel good about themselves.
I try to see it this way with my DS....we may not have any money but i give him the love which his dad doesnt give. (his dad btw has loads of money and is very well off....the bastard!!)

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