Monday, August 9, 2010

9th Mommy Mondays

Mommy's Blessings tip from last week was: Tip #4 for Motherhood:* Ditch the guilt*


Do you ever feel guilty with your kids? Like if they get hurt? Or if you let them cry themselves to sleep? Or if you let them watch TV so you can sleep or do some housework?

I know I have felt guilty at times especially when they get really hurt....like my son fell down half a flight of stairs....story here. Or when he really busted his lip from falling off the chair on a picnic table. I was just so glad he didn't jam the fork on him in the process.

Lately if he wakes up too early in the morning. I let him eat his breakfast and watch TV while I lie down on the floor to get some more sleep. I don't know what I'm going to do whenever we have more kids.

I know I have to remind myself that accidents happen, too much TV one day of the week won't make him be glued to the TV forever and sometimes we need some free time/alone time just for us.

We aren't perfect.

What things have made you feel guilty lately?

1 crafty contributions:

Sarah said...

I find the guilt is one of the hardest things I experience as a mom. I used to do the same thing when my son was younger and I didn't get enough sleep the night before. And I had to do that way too much while I was pregnant with baby #2. I was sick the entire 6 months with that pregnancy so I din't have much choice. I had to take it easy beacuse I was too sick & in jeopardy of going into labor too early. The worse option would have been to not let myself get rest and have to go on bed rest, which would have been worse for my son than him watching some tv :)

I have bad days where I feel totally inadequate. But if one day doesn't go great, there's always tomorrow. It's the big picture that is most important. I'm not perfect, but I'm trying to do my best. And being a mom is all about the on-the-job training!!

Sorry to leave so much blabbing for ya! haha

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