Written by Alli Price
‘What?!’ and ‘Wow, that’s amazing!’ are generally two of the comments I get when I tell people that my daughter’s Dad (and my ex) will be joining us all for Christmas and staying over for a few days to boot.
I have never before thought to question these reactions, and have always agreed for the sake of brevity, but given the impending nature of his visit it got me wondering why this type of a situation is so unheard of it prompts people to reply in this way.
Now I know that there are couples out there that have terrible break-ups and cheating or money tears them apart. I know there are also those that believe that once you break up with someone you can never (or should never) be friends. But what about all those people that don’t fall into these categories? Where are they?
And where are all those ex-couples that fall into my category? The category that believes that even though you do still sometimes annoy the crap out of each other you always put your kids and their happiness first and work very hard to get along? Surely there must be enough out there that my having ex-partner over for Chrissy should almost seem the done thing?
So Chrissy dinner this year will be a family affair (literally), me, my partner, my parents, my two gals (one of which belongs to ex-partner) and ex-partner. And I can’t wait! For me, having both myself and her Dad in the same place will make my little minx so happy and that’s Christmas present enough for me.
Cheers (and Happy Christmas), Alli x
p.s. keep your fingers crossed planes start getting out of Heathrow so my little gal’s Dad can make it.
p.p.s what’s your unusual family arrangement this Chrissy?