If you’re newly separated and are spending Labor Day weekend without the kids (since they are spending the day with your ex) it is not exactly a recipe for disaster. As we have mentioned in a few of our posts, the holiday season is a “season” for a reason; it is a collection of days for people to spend time with family, unwind from the stressors of everyday life (i.e. work and school) and be thankful for another year.
So if you are alone, this is when carpe diem comes into play. You may finally have the opportunity to have a day trip to catch up with friends and family. Even if it is an impromptu trip, jumping in the car for a drive may be the thing to break off any blues you may have.
If travelling is not an option, a movie marathon may be the thing to do. There are a number of great options between Netflix, Hulu and Epix. If binge-watching season of popular television shows is not your thing, turn to sports. The college football season begins its opening weekend with a number of marquee matchups. If you’re not a sports fan, curling up with a good book may be a good. For the ultimate geeks and nerds, playing video games (yes…Candy Crush counts) may bring you some joy.
The point is that having time to yourself during Labor Day weekend does not mean that you are a loser or that no one cares. Take the time to make what could be a sad situation fun! After which, contact an experienced family law attorney to assist you with any parenting time issues.