How should a mom spend time with her fatherless school age child on fathers day?
Do not ignore the day. Your child knows it is Father’s Day, and pretending it doesn’t exist is going to hurt. If the child has a special male adult friend, such as a cousin or uncle, see if you can have your child spend some time with him. Or, as another poster suggested, help out with the elderly. There are lots of gentlemen out there whose families have forgotten them.
Don’t ignore Father’s Day and act like it’s just another Sunday. I don’t have a mother so I have grown up in your child’s shoes. Usually we didn’t do much on Mother’s Day but one year on Mother’s Day, my Dad took me to the zoo as a surprise. That was such a simple but meaning full thing I still remember to this day.
Spend it how you would any day. Show him alot of attention and love and let him know that even though his dad is not present in his life, you are there and will be there for him. Also, let him know there are other 7 year old boys who fathers are not there, but there moms are and it doesnt change anything. Tell them God is their father.