Today I am feeling a little guilty because it’s a beautiful, hot summer day and we should be at the beach! the pool! a park! Somewhere other than in our house. Our boring, boring house. (or so the kids tell me. I, for one, can stay entertained for hours in my house. I love it here!)
Today I am a boring mama because I have to stay home to do our 2010 taxes. Yes, I am aware they were due on April 15th. What can I say? I procrastinate on the things I hate doing. So here it is, the first week in August, a beautiful day out…and I’m doing our taxes. And the kids are hating it. And I’m feeling bad that they are hating it.
I don’t know why I have the mommy guilt about this. There are a few FACTS that should keep me from feeling guilt:
1) we just got home from a 3-day vacation in Palm Springs.
2) the kids spent all day at the pool yesterday.
3) we are leaving early tomorrow morning to explore yet another beach we have never been to before.
It’s a fact that these kids are not neglected in the slightest. They go plenty of places. They have a great backyard to play in, a ton of toys to play with, tv, and computer games. And you know what’s even better? They have a house full of siblings to keep them entertained.
Why, then, do I feel like crud for being a homebody today? for not doing something “fun” and “exciting” and summer-ish with the kids? I guess I would feel much better if it were raining out. Cold, windy rain…instead of clear, sunny skies.
Ugh, I hate mommy guilt. Can anyone relate to this feeling? or am I just a pushover of a mama? Because sometimes I really wonder.
We just got home from the pool. At 7:15pm the mommy-guilt got to me and I took them swimming.
Got the taxes done!
Took the kids somewhere fun!
It’s official that I’m a pushover. But at least I’ll sleep well tonight