Your kid can’t be your only friend. You need to have your own life, à la Lorelai and Sookie. Not only because you will need someone to vent to, it’s just too much pressure for your kid to be the only thing in your life. So sayeth Lorelai.
Holiday traditions are a big deal to the Gilmores. So much so that when Rory went to London for Christmas with Logan, Lorelai stopped Christmas for her. And as ridiculous as that sounds, kids love to know that there will be a sameness to their lives.
Lorelai has to come to terms with the reality of Rory’s leaving at the end of Season 7. She is upset, but she has also made a life for herself. The Dragonfly Inn, her friends, Luke. Kids leave, and moms need to prepare to be themselves again.