Not so "home for the holidays" -

Nicole - posted on 11/15/2008 ( 2 moms have responded )




My SO just started truck driving and although things are going well he will not be home for Thanksgiving or Christmas. We have a little boy who just turned three and I was wondering how some of you would handle it. He already missed his third birthday and Halloween. I'm thinking of just rescheduling the holiday and celebrating it when it works for us. Fortunately at three our son doesn't have much of a concept of what day it is unless I tell him.

Please share what you have done in the past when this type of thing has happened to you. Thanx.


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Shannon - posted on 11/18/2008




It really sucks when your husband can't make it home for holidays and birthdays. Trust me you never get used to him being gone for holidays. It just plain and simple SUCKS! but we all know that its what we got to do. I think that celebrating the holidays on days that work for him is a great idea. We are doing that for my daughther's 2nd Birthday. Like you said they really dont know the exact day that everything happens. Well i hope everything works out for you!! happy holidays!

Brenda - posted on 11/18/2008




My husband has missed many events in my children's lives. But we have always made sure that he was home for xmas. Up here we don't have much freight moving around. Since many places close for Christmas. I have been fortunate that way. But as far as birthdays we have had 2 celebrations one with the kids friends and then a nice meal and cake when my husband has been home. It is just easier. My kids are 18 and 16.

Maybe your husband is able to work it so that he can be home or stop in on Christmas Day. I am sure that he can take the long way to his destination just for a few hours with you and your son. That will make the holiday not seem so long and lonely.

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