Ahhh Mom Guilt. The voice in your head that is always there to remind you about ALL. THE. THINGS. you are doing wrong. Where’s the voice that tells us what we’re doing RIGHT??
I can relate very much to the blog I just read. Didn’t breast feed for long. Check. Work full time. Check. Enjoy occasional family trips to McDonald’s where we get FRIES…not the apple slices. Double check. Snapped at the kids…Triple Check. (And trust me I beat myself up for this SO MUCH. I have to really work on keeping my cool while getting 3 kids out the door each morning and getting myself ready for work!)
I guess there’s some comfort in knowing that every single mom I’ve ever talked to has some guilt. One mom feels that she was too lenient when her 6 year old was younger. I feel that maybe I’m too strict. A mom that works shift work has guilt that she’s not there during her 12 hour shifts on nights, weekends and holidays. Moms that went back to work right away feel guilty for it. Moms that stay home feel guilty for wanting time away. Or wanting to go do something on their own.
Is anyone ever 100% satisfied with the job they’re doing as a parent? If you are I’d like to hear from you. Or maybe not. 😉