A post this morning online made me think about mum-guilt. It is something I'm sure most of us suffer with a some point- for me the guilt is raging high at the moment as I up my childcare hours by putting Rose into playgroup- mainly so that when baby arrives I don't have to juggle toddler and baby by myself too much! So I'm feeling guilty that I'm shipping her off, so I can spend time wth the newborn without her. My lively, bossy little fireball who I love eternally but I can't even begin to imagine how I'm going to juggle things once this little one is here.
But another way of thinking about it is that I need to work, I LOVE my work and I love that Rose sees me working. She on the other hand doesn't like seeing me working and is always asking me to stop and play (another mum-guilt story) but I have to tell myself that I'm being a good role-model, the best mother I can be by also being myself and that when she is away from me she is having such a good time and mostly doesn't even notice that I'm not there.
Still the Mum-guilt persists... but at least I can reason with it.
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