Friday, August 14, 2009

Tired Mommy, Guilty Mommy

It has been a long, rough and arduous month at work with many, many projects and activities happening all at once, too much actually. And, Fridays, are traditionally my day off to spend with my daughter.

However, today, I guiltily decided that I was going to take Sarah to daycare so that I could go to the dentist, have a little bit of down time and try to get some chores done. What added to this decision is the fact that I broke my toe last week and my ability to run after Sarah is somewhat limited.

I shed some tears earlier this morning and got a good lecture from my hubby on the need for me to be good to myself and know that it's okay to do this and that I am not a terrible mommy. Once the guilt subsided and I, unfortunately, got caught up in work needs, the daylight is nearly over. My desk is still a mess and laundry needs to be put away.

So instead, I am about to head out, cover up my boot with a plastic bag, and take Sarah to the sprinklers so she can run around and get soaking wet on this hot summer's day. We will start with a big hug and kiss and discuss her day and the joys she had reading, learning, playing with dolls and stacking blocks, amongst other things.

Being a full time mom is hard work. Being a full time working mom is also hard work. So, fellow mommy's, be good to yourself and allow yourself some down time where possible to refuel.

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