Sweaty Betty and Ministry of Talent entrepreneur Roxy Jacenko has admitted that navigating Christmas while the father of her two children was in jail was nothing short of “a disaster”.
In an interview with Fairfax, Jacenko outlined just how difficult this period was to explain to her children, Pixie, five, and Hunter, two
For Jacenko, when Pixie and Hunter would ask when their dad would be home, she didn’t have a definitive answer. After all, it’s not the kind of parenting scenario you expect and train for.
So she initially said Christmas.
“At the time, it seemed like such a long time away and it was the first major hallmark moment I could think of when I needed to explain when he would be back. It was the first date that came to mind,” she said.
But when Christmas approached and Curtis’ appeal was lost, she had little choice but pretend Christmas hadn’t, in fact, come and gone.
“We avoided making a big fuss over Christmas this year,” she said. “In hindsight it was a disaster as trying to avoid every Christmas tree in Sydney isn’t easy – so I’ve now updated the date [for when they will see Curtis] and used my birthday as the date [June 8] – I’ll just have to push it out by a few weeks.”