Whether you are a mom that goes to work every day, works from home or is a full time mommy… we all have guilt of some sort. When I go to work, I feel bad for not being with my son, when I’m working from home, I feel like we should be doing projects and my friends that are stay at home moms feel bad when they are cleaning and feel as though they should be doing flashcards with the kiddos.
The bottom line is, we all have struggles with our situations. We are all in the search of “balance.” I’m learning that quality is better than quantity. Yes, I would love to stay at home with my son but I am really trying to focus on making sure I’m “PRESENT” with him when we are together.
I always tell him I’m never too busy for him. We all have things that we need to get done… dishes, laundry, paying bills, etc. but our time with our children and families are so precious. I feel blessed that Greyson loves to help. Acts of Service is definitely his love language. He loves to help me cook, do laundry, dust, garden.
Don’t feel guilty for doing the things that you need to do. The laundry fairy is not going to come in the middle of the night and take care of those loads for you. Try to get your little ones involved. Let them clean out the lint for you (one of Greyson’s favorite things to do!). You are also encouraging good work ethic! G knows that as a part of the family, he’s got his “jobs” and he loves contributing!
Find rewards or chore charts that work for you and your family! Here is a great reward system that a girlfriend of mine came up with for her 11 year old. (check her out)
Let go of guilt, be present and enjoy you family!