Growing up without my real father around was something that hurt me for the better part of my youth. I didn't understand why, even though I was his child, he didn't want to have constant communication with me. I understood that we didn't live in the same city or state, but it was still something that took me a while to grasp and more so, get over. And the feeling was especially painful around Father' Day. But my mom, being the great woman that she is, always found a way to take away that feeling with Father's Day activities for kids with single moms.
Although I can't deny that my stepfather was, and still is, an incredible parental figure, it was truly my mother who talked to me and made me understand that my real father's absence in my life wasn't my fault. She never bad mouthed him or made me think negatively of him, but she did her best to remind me that the focus couldn't be on someone who didn't want to be around. Being that my stepfather worked a lot when I was younger, we often didn't spend many holidays with him. That never stopped my mom from making Father's Day special for us though. Whether that meant taking us for Slurpee's or just piling up in the living room to watch movies, my mom made sure to have activities for us on Father's Day.
If Slurpee's aren't accessible around your city, these seven alternate activities can be done to replace it.