Mother's and Father's day craft
If you’ve read my post you know that BM and I are not buddy buddy. Personally I hate the woman but that’s due to her behavior towards my ex. I have little to no direct contact but she’s not co-parent of the year.
Anyways I found this craft I’m going to do with the kids for Father’s Day. Since I already have the material and we’ll be doing it anyways I’ve thought about having the kids make one for their mom too for Mother’s Day. The only thing I have to do to make this happen is make the craft our next visitation instead of later so It’s really nothing extra for me.
I don’t expect any sort of acknowledgement from her but my thought is that it will at least benefit my relationship with the kids. We already do very well and maybe it’s selfish. I can’t explain it fully but I know BM doesn’t go out of her way to encourage the children’s bond with us and I want to show them that I can.
I don’t intend to make a big deal about it with them just “hey you guys want to make something for mom and dad for Mother’s / Father’s day?” My only other worry is if SO would be upset in some way knowing that BM got the same thing from the kids? I mean there are only so many things kids can make for parents at their ages that’s something more than another picture frame. This was branded as a Mother's day item but I KNOW my partner would love it too.