OT - Opinions on how I handle my DD8
I have a ton of respect for the ladies here and how they raise their kids. Its just me and my DD8 now. Her father (DH1), stepfather (DH2), my dad, her grandfather, and now her grandmother have all passed in the last couple years. We talk to one brother and his wife in another state and I have several best friends from high school that are close to us. Other than that, there is no other family. I feel like I may be overcompensating because of all the losses she has gone through. And I spend a lot of time feeling guilty/unsure.
Because we don't have any family, I get one break alone per year when she goes to camp - which I had to spend this year working. She sleeps with me, we vacation together, and we do everything together. I work full time and take care of a big house by myself. A lot of the time I am exhausted, but I make sure that we go out to a theme park or the zoo twice a month, she has a pony, and I take her to her swim/riding lessons every week. Her room looks like a toy factory exploded, she has every book imaginable, and a play room. She is actually a really kind kid, but I always feel like I am not doing enough and I worry about her being bored because she has no siblings and we live in an area where there are no neighbor kids (in the mountains and our neighbors are vacationers or old). She does go to an after school program every day and she has alot of friends. I don't want to be a Disney mom and raise a brat. How much is too much?