Motherhood and guilt go hand in hand.
A quick google search of “mothers” and “guilt” reveals 5,030,000 links.
Many of you know that Miss Add has been sick. The last 4 days and 3 nights have been filled with fevers, aches, pains, tears, sweats and severely lacking sleep… precious glorious sleep…
In case you were wondering how guilt and this scenario have anything to do with one another… let me explain with a little equation for my math-minded folks…
Lack of sleep x sick kiddo = guilt overdrive
Perhaps I should develop an excel spreadsheet to demonstrate the proportional increase of a mother’s guilt as it relates to the sickness of a child 😉
We interrupt this nerd moment to return to your regular scheduled program: A Mother’s Guilt… already in progress.
I feel guilty because my baby is sick.
I am the mama behind GOODEness Gracious and the owner of Cris Goode Solutions. Here at GOODEness Gracious, we like to keep it light and fun as we cook up family meals, share our super mommy secrets and chat it up about the GOODe life:) So come on in and sit a spell.
Girl, let me tell you, we ALL feel like this sometimes…uh…I mean, daily. I seldom go to bed at night without thinking "gosh, I should have done XXXX different today". Being a parent is really hard & it seems like it gets 100X harder when our kid is sick. Hang in there! You ARE a good mom! And Addie is watching you every day learning how to be a wonderful woman & a great mom (I know, no pressure, right? haha!)
Mindfull McKenna says
Don't be so hard on yourself, Cris. You are no different than any other Mother out here. We all expirence the same type of feelings… every day! Being a Mother and just a good woman is very hard in this day and age. We are all pulled from on end of the spectrum to the other. In my case, Motherhood has really slapped me in the face. I waited forever to have my Rylee and I thought being a Mom was going to be all fun and games and cute clothes! It's not totally like that…is it? I once said to Shawn when I was pregnant, "My life is going to change more than yours will". I think at that time he was offended by that! But it is the truth. If your household is like mine, Momma is EVERYTHING! I sometimes wonder if they could function without me? lol
No doubt about it, you are a fantastic Mother, Cris! So, don't be so hard on yourself. Addie thinks you are the best Mommy ever:)She will always love you no matter what.
Cris Goode says
Thanks ladies! We are still fighting this bug… but I think the worst is over (knock on wood)