Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Z is for.....ze guilt!

Last post for the A to Z Challenge!  Whoop, whoop!! 

And yes, I totally cheated by using my French accent for my "Z" title.

But on to the reason why I have all of this guilt.

With three kiddos, it's bound to happen, right?  I think even with one kid it happens....

You just can't be there for every, single thing.  You can't.  Even if you do make it to every, single field trip, lunch, class party, brunch, breakfast....you amazing, mom, you.....you might not really be "there".  I have witnessed many of those moms who make it....yet, there they are texting furiously on their iPhone or maybe even just thinking of what else they need to do when they get home.  My problem is when I can't make it to everything and I feel okay about it until.....one of my ever so loving children says

Every time I have something at school, you have to go to something for him! 

The "him" in the sentence is her little brother.  Of course.  I have already made it to a field trip this year and stayed until 30 minutes before they left so I could make it to G's Rodeo Day.  She had another field trip day today but the time they needed to be there was at the same time I had to get G to school.  She has yet another field trip coming up next week...the same day of G's preschool Graduation.  Okay, I get her point.  That's what it seems like.  And ultimately, it's the truth.  I can not be in two places at once. 


I may be able to see a kid rolling their eyes from behind me.  I might just be able to dive as far as 30 minutes away without ever remember driving there....autopilot, anyone?  I may even be able to pull off that perfect bless-your-heart smile in the nick of time...but I can NOT be in 2 places at once. 

So, what to do? 

Well.....I don't know.  Obviously, I will be at G's preschool graduation.  This is BIG.  Next year he will officially be a kindergartner. 
I will be finding out what time the field trip is so that I can try to make it to both. 
That is about the best I can do right now.

Now tell me why I feel like a loser of a mom?

I know this is definitely not the first time that I've had the mom guilt.  And it won't be the last either. 

What hits your guilt button?

A to Z Challenge is OVER! :)

1 comment:

  1. well I always here "we can't ever practice twirling because we are always at the ballfield" or " you always practice with Ashley and we don't practice baseball" REALLY? That I have no guilt for because its pretty equal. My guilt is not having enough time for the little things Wyatt wanted to read his reader this morning but I was too busy filling out "yearbook signing party" invites for the school. My guilt is not giving him enough us time during this last year together before he starts Kinder :(


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