But, I'm in rehab - if only for today.
Every Monday feel free to join in with Mommy Rehab! We spend enough time bashing ourselves, feeling guilty over every little thing, and comparing ourselves to other moms. Just for today, let's say one good mommy moment we've had!
I had a good mommy moment this morning. Go me!
It started with no less than 30 minutes of total "in-your-face" time with the kids. I admit that I planned this super-awesome quality time because I needed no less than 30 minutes of "not in my face" time to follow. I have all kinds of facts and quotes to sort through to write my next article. I have enough trouble with my train of thought derailing without having my shoulder tapped every 2 minutes.
So, what's the good mommy moment you're wondering?
Midway through reading a very important sheet for work, and just getting my wheels a'turnin as to how I'd present all of this stuff in a good read.... tap, tap, tap.
"Moomeeee...???" - Samuel (3yr old)
"Yeeesssss??" - Me
"Will you please read me this book?" - Samuel
I took a moment, fought my annoyance with the interruption, and said, "Well... okay!"
One book turned into about 15 (yes, really) and we had a grand time snuggling on the couch. He's so darn cute. :)
So - I put my sweetie-pie above some really important work today. Go me! Can't always do that... I do believe in teaching kids that the world doesn't revolve around them, but for today it just felt like the perfect time to abandon work to cuddle with my little guy.
Read the origin of this movement on B in Real Life! Get involved! Let's put an end to the mommy guilt!