Friday, February 1, 2013

Mommy Guilt

There's nothing like two kids with the flu to give you a case of the Mommy guilt. Where does Mommy guilt even come from and why is it just Mommy's? I highly doubt Scott feels guilty when he leaves me home with the kids when they are sick so he can go to work, but when I do it I feel extreme guilt.

Here's an example...

Today, Aaron threw up shortly after he woke up and both Scott and I were slammed this morning at work. The decision was made that Scott would take Aaron into the office with him and then I would pick him up as soon as my last meeting was over (which I bumped up).

On my ride in I felt that overwhelming sense of Mommy guilt, similar to yesterday when Jillian went to M & P's since the same thing happened to her. My guilt only intensified when Scott sent me this photo of Aaron sleeping on a mat in his office:


But it all comes back to why am I feeling guilty? Why do we, as mother's, feel this guilt? Why should I be put in a place where I have to choose between my career and being a mom? I don't understand why mom's can't have it both ways.

I know this debate opens a huge can of worms, but it's just something that has me thinking lately....

1 comment:

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

I certainly don't know the answer to this nasty question...but sending you all some hugs! Hoping everyone rests well this weekend and feels better come Monday!!!

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