Friday, July 1, 2011

Question for the Mommies??

So I've had to make some hard decisions today.

Nothing dramatic, but today was the day to enroll the girls in Kindermusik for the fall.

It introduced some problems.

#1- Their classes were on different days.  I like to keep it on the same day, so I can have some days we don't go somewhere and my mom doesn't have to watch them every day of the week.

#2- Evie's possible classes included one at 9:30 (when she nurses before naptime) and 5:30 (when I'm teaching at the local university). 

I wasn't sure what to do. I felt bad, because if I enrolled them both we would be gone every morning except friday and maybe thursday.  I'd be taking advantage of my mom, watching them...because she'll be taking care of them when I teach too.

We finally decided to not enroll Evie.  She would be fussy in the first class, which isn't fun for either of us and the second class just isn't possible.  I know this is the right decision, but I feel bad.  I want her to have all the advantages in the world...but with me teaching it just isn't going to work well.

Surprise, Mommy Guilt!!

So my question to all you mommies out there- How do you deal with Mommy Guilt?  Especially when you know you are doing the best you can, but feel like you are falling short...

4 comments:

Nichole said...

You just have to remember that you are doing what is right. I am sure that Elizabeth will be a great teacher and teach Evie everything she knows! :o) Just always do your best and dont worry - I know, easier said than done!

sarajo said...

I try to focus on what is right for me and the child. It's hard, but it helps to know that I made the right choice. Then I drown my guilt with a coke and some chocolate. Maybe that's why I can't loose any weight.

Sandra said...

I suspect I won't be much help...I don't think there's any way to deal with the guilt. It sort of sucks the life out of you until they're big enough to move out...I know, told ya I wouldn't be helpful...

Brandy@YDK said...

i totally get the mommy guilty - i'm driven by it. but i think evie will be ok missing out and may like just getting to spend more time with you.

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