The wonderful feelings of joy & so much more from motherhood are overshadowed with daily doses of guilt. Now 2 & a half years on I constantly think:
I didn’t spend enough time with him today, I had to work, I was tired and I had so much general housework to get through.
I didn’t play enough with him.
I didn’t just sit with him while we both watch TV or read together.
I never find time to research things like potty training.
I didn’t put enough thought, time and effort into his food today........
all with the usual guilty outline of ‘I’m so rubbish at this.’
I never thought I’d feel so many daily doses of guilt.
Mum 35 - Mum to 1 age 2