Wednesday, 24 October 2018

A Stressful Situation

Happy Hump Day! The week is flying by and before we know it, the autumn school break will be here! At least for those of us who are in the UK. But never fear, a week with my daughter off school is not the stressful situation I am referencing in my title; no, my stressful situation is actually multiple things all piled into one and it's....stressful.

Currently I am trying to plan multiple things on an extremely limited budget. By limited, I mean I don't get paid next month and that's when the expense starts. After Halloween which we're still working out plans for (since it's Flynn's first Halloween), we have Flynn's first bonfire night, then my birthday, then Vala's birthday and expensive birthday party, then mine and Jordan's anniversary, Flynn's birthday and finally christmas. Planning two birthday parties is hard enough but doing it with limited funds is worse. I've had to save most of this months pay to one side just to pay for Vala's party. It's made this month just as tight and stressful as next month.

That's not even starting on Flynn's party. Jordan and I can't seem to settle on a guest list at the moment and without a guest list, I don't know how big a venue we're going to need. I've tried researching local places but I cant budget for something that I have no plans for. I feel like im the only one planning anything and also the only one paying which naturally isn't right. Both parents should equally plan the party and spread the costs between them. Vala's dad hasn't expressed any intention to pay for half the party because he's paying just to attend in the way of trains and taxis.

I'm losing sleep at night and feeling overwhelmed all day. I feel like its all on me and if I don't give my kids the best birthdays, then I'll have let them both down. It's really hard right now.

Until next time,
Alli xo

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