Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there! I hope you have a lovely day with your family and bond with your kids! Make this day one where your kids know how much you care and allow them to show you how important you are to them.

Today I’ll be home alone for most of the day while my kids visit with their dad and grandpa and that side of the family. I’m relieved that I won’t have to cook for anyone but me all day because feeding two sons is a lot of work. I’ve been sitting here thinking of what I should do for me because I have the day off! And a quiet house to myself for a few hours!

That’s a huge treat to be alone for a bit! Not that I don’t love having my kids home with me, but still, it’s great to catch a break! I have a ton of ideas floating in my head as to what I can do with my ‘me time’ today. Perhaps a little Gazelle time (exercise), then maybe some light reading, watch a movie while eating lunch (or dinner), try on clothes without worrying that someone might walk in on me (lol), take a bubble bath, redecorate for summer, call a friend…the possibilities are endless! I love that this is Father’s Day because it’s my day off too!

I have divorced friends who reach out to their exes to wish them a Happy Father’s Day as there’s a nice communication between them. As the ex-wife of a narcissist, that isn’t the case here. But I am glad that some of my friends and their exes can. Can you?

What are you doing for Father’s Day? I hope you have a great day too!

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12 Responses to Happy Father’s Day

  1. Beth W. says:

    Enjoy your day, Janie, whatever you decide to do!! 😊. I will be going home after church and maybe finally taking my dog for a walk since we have a brief respite from the hot temps. 😊


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  3. scr4pl80 says:

    I love having alone time, which is something I don’t get much of ether. I’m letting the 2 oldest kids take their father to lunch. I’m going to stay home so they can have the bonding time. Our youngest is out of town but I think they’ll Facetime her from the restaurant. I’ll be in my studio watching baseball!!


  4. Ainsobriety says:

    We did nothing.
    I sent my dad dinner through skip the dishes. He liked that.
    I doubt either kid texted their dad.
    He was here for coopers grad Friday. Him and his sister (who we still love) drove the 8 hours.
    Came to coops grad and then over to my house watch the hockey game.
    Cooper came and went and everyone was very happy. High school is over!
    Yes, my ex sat on the couch and watched hockey. Lol
    In the end, It was a good day. I love my life.

    Note. Not everyone was happy. Cle was distressed by her dad being there. We came up with a plan and no interaction was required between them. She spent some time with her aunt, but not her dad. It went well. I’m glad she is willing to voice these feelings.


  5. hbsuefred says:

    I let the one child who still talks to her father do whatever she wants to do on Father’s Day. I found out this year she had called him but he didn’t answer his phone! The other child and I do not plan to acknowledge him in any capacity for the foreseeable future. I don’t think I’ll ever forgive him for missing two very important milestones in her life and I certainly don’t expect her to. Now that our divorce if finally coming down to the final strokes I’m thinking best case that sometime in the not very near future we will at least be able to be in the same room at the same time. I’m expecting that to happen on a non-holiday before a holiday, though.


    • janieleeds says:

      Good luck to you as I well know how you feel. As for being in the same room, time will tell. I am sending you hugs as I know how hard it is and the ending of a marriage is hard. May the final strokes of the divorce go smoothly. Don’t back down nor give up. Just be you.


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