I'm trying really hard to do away with all the petty things I feel guilty about on a daily basis. I didn't feel nearly as much guilt before I had kids, but man...I think they inject you with a megadose of mommy guilt at the hospital because every since Andrew was born, the guilt is overwhelming. EVERYTHING is questioned...it drives me crazy. I've been thinking a lot about it in recent months, and I've decided to share some things I here and now refuse to feel guilty about.
2.) Sibling Rivalry. I used to feel so guilty about Andrew & Hannah's rivalry. I felt guilty for rocking Andrew's world by bringing home another baby. I felt guilty for loving Andrew so much when Hannah was just a stranger to me. I felt guilty for saying "just a minute, Andrew" ALL.THE.TIME. when Hannah was so tiny and so very, very fussy. Poor thing had such horrible reflux and we didn't find the right meds for her until she was 3 months old. That was the longest 3 months of my life. I felt guilty about Hannah never getting the chance to be the only child and have as much attention as Andrew got. These days their rivalry is at an all-time high. Hannah pushes and hits Andrew and he tries so hard to keep from hitting back. I know they will get through it and they really do love each other...Having a sibling is going to be a huge blessing in their lives, so I an quitting the guilt.
There are so many other little things, but for now, this is enough. If I can get over the guilt of these things, I think I'll be doing really well. So what about you? What do you feel guilty about? How can I help you get over it and live guilt-free? :)