Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thursday Thirteen # 7 "13 Things Moms Feel Guilty About"

Here's 13 Things Moms Can feel guilty about. Or at least I know it's things I have felt guilty about at times. Sometimes it's the silly, little things that you can feel guilty about.

1.... Sending your kids to school without a jacket.
2....Not having what they want for breakfast - be it waffles, pancakes, bagel, because you ran out of it, etc.
3...Making something they don't like for supper.
4...Having them wear shorts to school, when you get to the bus all the other kids have on pants. Then you worry if they'll be warm enough.
5...Not letting them go to EVERY birthday party they're invited to. (there's just too many)
6....Not having exactly what they want for their snack for school.
7....Yelling at them just because Your in a bad mood.
8....Not washing their favorite outfit in time to wear to school.
9....Not buying Every Toy they want.
10.. Not playing with them enough.
11.. Not talking to them enough.
12..Not listening to them enough.
13..Making them go to bed early, or even letting them stay up to late.

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  1. Hey! How about the dads?

    I feel guilty because our little man is such a picky eater. There are days where he doesn't eat anything at all.

    However, he will drink his diluted juice. So we make sure he gets the nutrition he needs by including some powdered supplements in his bottle.

    But I still don't like seeing him shirtless, and able to count his ribs!

  2. Mom=Guilt. That is just how it goes. But I wouldn't trade it for anything. I always feel guilty when they get sick.

  3. Thanks everyone for commenting. Your right Paul, dad's feel guilty too. :)

  4. I always feel guilty when they get hurt, whether I could have done anything about it or not.

  5. My youngest is 17 now (the other two grown and flown the coop) and I still can't seem to make anything for dinner she likes.

  6. Oh yes, I agree completely! We have six too, Six times the guilt!

  7. 10, 11 and 12 are the only ones that get me at all. I guess after having more than 2-3 kids you get immune to guilt or something. You don't like this snack? Get a job and buy your own.
    Oh, maybe I should feel guilty for not feeling guilty? LOL Nope, not gonna happen.

  8. hi there! i'm not a mom, but a dad of one. but i feel the same guilt feelings as yours! As good parents all we desire is for the good of our kids and sometimes it means denying them of the things they want.

    more power!

  9. Wow! I feel like I could have written this list. I am glad I am not the only one with all this Mommy guilt!