I spotted this article in a couple of places this week, but here’s the Huffington Post’s version. It’s about coping with the holidays when you’re going through infertility, but I think that many of the points apply to any of us who are facing the holidays without children.
Here’s some of what the authors have to say:
- Decide which events you’ll attend and know you don’t have to go to everything you’re invited to.
- Think about how you’ll handle being around children, new babies, and pregnant relatives. Here’s a post about that.
- Decide how you’ll handle the prying questions about why you don’t have kids yet. You know they’re going to come, so be prepared. Here are some ideas on that.
- Start a new family tradition of your own (I highly recommend this one.) Here are some fun ideas on that front.
The point is, the holidays are supposed to be fun for everyone, including you! So don’t let some Grinch (even an unwitting Grinch) ruin it for you.
If you have other ideas for surviving the holidays, please post them here. We could all use a little help at this time of year.