Where did time go? Really. It was just last summer (and I know because she makes me watch the videos on my phone over and over!) that she was just trying to get her little bottom up off the floor to walk a few steps across the floor. She wasn’t saying anything but mama and now she can say just about anything (it’s a good thing I just squeal when stub my toe).
little L. has now been in daycare a full 10 months, and while many kids at her age have been even longer, it still seems like an eternity to me. I long for those days I had with little C. where we could show up at the bookstore every Friday and play trains in our ripped jeans (for different reasons) – and to cuddle on the couch with the iPad. Being a second child, it’s different anyway. little L. doesn’t know any different, so I tell myself it’s ok.
Mom guilt. It’s the worst, isn’t it? You feel like you can never give enough. And that transition from stay-at-home-mom to working mom is a mixture of #girlboss, #runtheworld, #supermom, #youvegotthis and #momfail #sotired #sobusy and just plain…yep, #momguilt.
It’s important for my kids to see me being me and not just mom, and that some day they will go out into the world and do things they love, too. Every mom is special – from those who stay at home to those who work. And I’m glad I’ve been able to experience both. It truly is rewarding at the end of the day to know how hard I’ve worked for my little family, and then to snuggle on the couch before bedtime.
Tell me, mamas. How do you deal with mom guilt?
P.S. This cute little summer outfit (butterfly top; striped dancing skirt) was sent by Zutano and I’m in love. I was so surprised by how soft the tee is – it’s not just any tee! And everyone needs a little yellow to brighten things up, right?
Disclaimer: No compensation was received for this post. This outfit was sent by Zutano in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own. By the way, look how fast she is these days!