Economy crisis hitting mom's harder than dad's this holiday season?
December 7, 2008 10:43pm CST
I just read an article in my local paper that stated pretty convincingly that the economy crunch is affecting mom's much more than dad's this holiday season. I would have to say that I agree with that statistic. For one I am a single mom and many of my friends are single moms and that seems to be the truth as far as I can see. I recently begged my landlord to allow me to only pay half my rent this month so I could afford to at least get a tree and buy my son one or two nice gifts. Meanwhile his father (who doesn't pay a dime in child support) just went out and bought himself a new $200 pair of shoes, a new snowboard, ski pass, and god knows what else. He tells me that since he doesn't believe in Christmas he doesn't have to help me; but he sure has the holiday spirit when it comes to himself doesn't he. Okay, sorry I got a little off track there. I want to know what you guys think; do you believe this or no and why? What has your experience been this holiday season?
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8 Dec 08
Since most families I know are of the way that Mom does most of the shopping for gifts and Mom is usually the one paying the bills (with Dad's help), I can see where the holidays may be hitting Mom a lot harder than Dad. Your son's father is a real winner.
9 Dec 08
The crisis is hitting everyone alike across many parts of the world. I guess in your case your child's father wants just to spend on personal luxury and enjoy the best. Therefore you are hurt. But that may not be the case with everyone. There are homes were dad also takes the responsibility of celeberating Christmas. A gender bias for this reason isn't a good idea. Everyone is hurt and let us pray for speedy recovery from the crisis.