I've recently made the transition from being a stay at home mom to a working mom. Let me tell you.....I have guilt.
I know mothers work all the time. Especially in this day and age. Plus, Lil Bit starts Kindergarten this year, so there is no reason why I SHOULDN'T work. I know this......but this little voice in my head says "What about breaks?" and "What if one of them gets sicks" or "Who will take them to appointments?"
My having a job is a GOOD thing. We now have two incomes. We can afford to go places, do things, etc, etc. We can make memories, both with the kids and without them. The Hubs and I can FINALLY go away for our anniversary/his birthday. As a family, we can finally go away for a weekend, go to the zoo or the aquarium.
I know I'll get over my mommy guilt, eventually. Luckily, I've landed a job that will allow me to be home at a reasonable time, within a hour of school letting out. I'll still be able to cook dinner and have my evenings. Also, unless there is overtime, I'll be off on the weekends. So, I guess, really, there isn't a whole lot to be guilty about.
Anyone know how long it takes the guilt to vanish?