If you're a single parent who's dating, you've surely thought about this dilemma.
Single Mom Seeking: How do you plan an adults-only overnight?
If you have shared custody -- and you have a parenting plan with your ex -- this is a no-brainer. You know when you'll have free evenings for YOU.
But what if you have sole custody, or limited "me time"? Sure, you might hire a babysitter and get a few hours with your boy/girlfriend. You might get some childcare support from friends and relatives.
Of course, married couples fool around when their kids are in the house. But what if you're a single parent of teens?
We wonder: does this parenting decision get more complicated as kids get older?
Say you're a single mom who has been dating a guy for months. It's looking serious and long-term. But you can't exactly "sneak" him in ... because you have teenagers!
So, do you:
Speak directly to your kids -- and say what?
Just "do it" and wait for their reaction?
Or do you forget the whole thing?
We'd love to know what you think: Do kid feelings count when you decide whether grown-up sleepovers are going to happen?
|Rachel Sarah, a.k.a. "Single Mom Seeking" blogs at SingleMomSeeking.com and co-founded SingleMommyHood.com, the first-ever website to offer "a whole new way to think about life."|