If there's one thing that applies to all mothers in general, it's the dreaded "Mom Guilt". If you work, you feel guilty about not spending enough time with your children. If you stay at home, you feel guilty about not contributing financially. Plus, forget about doing something just for yourself. That's a one way ticket on a guilt trip. In fact, I'd venture that the mother robin that flies away from her nest (above) every time I open my front door feels guilty.
And, it doesn't stop there. As I mom, I try to do what I think is best for my children. I have a background in education. I have achieved the impossible task of having twenty children at a time listen and learn from me. But, those twenty children weren't related to me. Inevitably, my own children know exactly how to undermine all of those best of intentions. Oh, the mom guilt!
Well, this Mother's Day, may all you moms out there have a guilt-free day. From my quick Google search, I learned what I already knew but it bears repeating: "Happy moms make happy kids". Sure they're hanging on your leg as you dash out for a little "me-time", but do it anyway. Yes, they're crying at the door as you pull away, but they'll be so happy to make you feel guilty when you come back home!
Whether you're a mother or a daughter/son, be sure to leave a "guilty" comment ... because admitting your guilt is the first step to recovery ;)
Here's mine: (from a daughter's perspective) In my haste to self-publish on Kindle, I forgot one very important page. I omitted this page because of my hang-ups that an e-book isn't a real book, but that's a whole different post. Anyway, the page missing is the dedication page and here's what it should say:
For my mother, Thanks Ma!