I just need to say that I found this website called manicmommies.com I have been listening to the poscasts lately and they just reassure me that I am a normal working mother. So are most of you!!!! Sometimes I think that I am screwing up my kid by either being too strict, to lenient, not consistant enough, not attentative enough, etc. I have been reassured that everything I am doing is NORMAL!!!! All of my worries are NORMAL. Listening to these poscasts and reading the forums I feel like I am saying/writing this stuff.
I sometimes have such a feeling of guilt for working full time and having Owen in school full time. There are not enough hours in the day to get things done. I run around in the morning with my head chopped off trying to get us both ready and out the door. I try to add a cusion for time so I am not rushing him. If any of you have met my son you know that when he needs to move quickly he is a slug...lollygagging around, taking his time. He is just SLOW. Now when I need him to be calm and quiet he is NOT!!! Like any boy he loves to do the opposite of what I want him to.
Lately Brian has been picking him up from school around 3ish everyother day. On my off days I go to the gym after work. On my pick up days I get to school at 5:30. Once we get home Owen is crazy!!! He is just a ball of energy. Brian and I have to make dinner, lunches, do dishes, give O a shower, and be calm for bed. Inbetween these things I usually throw in a load of laundry or something. There is just not enough time in the day for all of the things that need to get done. I am big on Owen getting his sleep too! I feel like he needs to be well rested for the day ahead. He is playing all day!!! He needs his sleep.
So back to the podcasts. The two ladies who do the podcasts are working mothers. The stuff that comes out of their mouths cracks me up. It makes me realize that you dont have to be perfect or have a perfectly clean house. You dont have to devote every waking second to your kid(s). You just have to love them and be there for them! I know that Owen knows we love him and are there for him.
I just thought I would share because sometimes I feel like I am alone in my worries and concerns so I keep them to myself. I am sure plenty of people already think I am crazy, I dont need them thinking I am more crazy than I really am!!!!