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glub Sun 02-Apr-17 13:37:40

So this is of course for most people otherwise known as 'family day'.

What do you do when the ex has the kids, all your friends are couples with children and the rest of your family is a plane journey away?

NeverTwerkNaked Sun 02-Apr-17 13:39:14

I'm in a new relationship now, but before that I used to do work!! I had an arrangement that if I did some hours on a kid-free Sunday then I could work fewer hours in the week (not possible in all jobs I realise)

museumum Sun 02-Apr-17 13:41:33

Ride bikes!
I really really really miss riding bikes. Or country walks.
Most activities/ sports have options to do them in Sundays.

glub Sun 02-Apr-17 13:46:45

Bike rides- excellent idea, especially when the ex takes the car! Not sure if I'm up for working but might need to seeing as he is choosing to screw us financially grr

ZilphasHatpin Sun 02-Apr-17 13:49:28

Mine don't see their dad anymore but when they did I would lie in, eat lots and feel like shit by Sunday evening when I realised I'd wasted another child free day grin

glub Sun 02-Apr-17 13:58:06

Haha zilphas that's so easily done, add in some wine and that's me

peukpokicuzo Sun 02-Apr-17 15:03:19

Lying in and eating lots, aka having a day of rest, is a perfectly acceptable use for a Sunday. Not a waste. Give yourself a break. Obviously a bit of exercise of a type that can't be readily enjoyed with kids in tow is good but don't feel guilty for resting.

I find Sundays of solo childcare much tougher to fill than Sundays entirely solo (though those are rare for me). Can't meet up with any friends as they are all having family days. Options for activities much more limited. I am desperate to just lie on the sofa and veg out for a bit but can't do so without being clambered upon with constant whines for treats.

Sickofthisalready Sun 02-Apr-17 18:44:20

I took DS to the park today, and felt awful as it was full of families. Im sure he didnt notice but every other child had their daddy theresad

Starlight2345 Sun 02-Apr-17 21:08:58

Reading for a bit of voyeurism.

My DS doesn't see dad..So watching what I could be doing.

Ellypoo Sun 02-Apr-17 21:26:42

I intend to do exercise and 'do jobs' or go shopping but so far I have mainly caught up on sleep & enjoying the peace & quiet! Have only had 3 such days in the year since XH left, but i do feel guilty for 'wasting' try alone time but I certainly couldn't do it with DD3 around!!!

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