The Mommy GuiltPARENTING | Nirasha Jaganath | February 15, 2009 at 6:43 am
I always thought having the baby born would alleviate a lot of the concerns, as we can “fix” what we can see. How wrong was I. As children grow so many new traits and abilities so does the complexities of the guilt. The web we weave around us seems to surround us with multiple “what ifs”. I go to bed each night chastising myself for not giving more individual attention to my children. I wish I was not so short when my preschooler accidentally did something. I wish I had more patience with my child who was chatting away just because I was in too much of a rush to get things done. And yes, the biggest guilt is with carving out time for myself. Yes, I know, caring for mama is important, and I will listen to that sensibility the moment I can tunnel my way past this guilt.