Where to start? Next Saturday is my sons party. I am a typically shy person anyway, not much for throwing parties. But I have never felt this anxious and down about planning a kid's party, I was out getting party games and what not, and nearly broke down and cried in the middle of K Mart today.
I have been so down lately, I am afraid my mood will derail the whole thing. MY son is in a new school. He had a hard time adjusting, but has gone to two kids parties this year. Otherwise, we have not made friends yet. It is a tight knit bunch of families, the other kids have all been together since preschool. Me? I chose this school to get my kid back on track in a safe place, after a crummy divorce that involved the arrest of my ex for DV. I am the only single mom in the bunch. I suspect my simple home looks nothing like the other kid's homes. Adding to my feeling down, I went through a horrible holiday season with a painful arthritis flare up and then getting dropped by the guy I was dating just before new years.
Can anyone offer me few words of advice to pull myself back up and make a decent party for my kid?
Please don't suggest calling my doctor and getting antidepressants. The party is in one week and I don't want to be getting acclimated to a new medication. I just stopped taking one of my RH meds when my sister read the fine print and told me it could cause depression (yes I spoke to a pharmacist, who told me to use Ibuprofen instead)
Thanks for any suggestions
Answer by mistynights234 at 8:59 PM on Jan. 13, 2011
Answer by mrs.coop at 9:00 PM on Jan. 13, 2011
Answer by beyondhopes at 9:03 PM on Jan. 13, 2011
Answer by bugfin at 9:04 PM on Jan. 13, 2011