It’s hard being a full-time working mom. I’ve said it before and I’ll keep on saying it. Before I took time off when my youngest was born, I worked for about 4 years straight. It wasn’t bad at all. I loved it! I started work at 8am and was on my way home by 3pm. It was great! I had time to clean the house a bit and start dinner before my kids got off the bus. Working at a school definitely had its perks.
Nowadays, I’m working from 8-5pm, I get home by 5:30-6, start dinner and by the time I’m done cooking, we’re eating by 7:30-8pm. UGH! The hours are literally sucking the life right out of me. There’s not enough time in the evening to do all that I want and/or need to do. But I gotta do what I gotta do.
Today I was struck with a MAJOR mommy guilt trip. I got up exhausted, dragging my ass and didn’t have my daughter’s clothes ready so that meant she was left to her own devices and had to go into her closet to get an outfit. So that delayed her morning even more. When I was finally ready, I went into the kitchen and found her eating waffles. She toasted waffles HERSELF! She’s 8 and I know she’s capable of doing many things on her own but that’s supposed to be MY job as her mother. And on top of that, I got upset with her because she hadn’t brushed her teeth and her hair was not combed. It was just a few minutes before we had to leave. My morning was beyond hectic today. It was CHAOTIC! I felt stressed and just overwhelmed. Needless to say, I left the house pissed off!
But that quickly changed to mommy guilt as I was dropping her off at the sitter’s house. But thankfully once I kissed my baby’s lips and we said I love you, I knew things would fall right into place.
Sigh……..motherhood. It can be the best job in the world……sometimes. 😉
So here’s just a small reminder to all the mothers out there who work full time, you’re not alone in this mommy guilt trip — we’re all in this together! 🙂 Enjoy your day! As for me, I will try to enjoy the day despite the gloomy day we’re having here in New York.