In my four years and eleven months of being a parent I have come to the conclusion that parenting is all about guilt.
In the begining you feel guilty if you hold the baby too much….you feel guilty if you don’t hold the baby enough.
You feel guilty if you work….you feel guilty if you don’t work and contribute to the household financially.
You feel guilty if you feed your kids junk food.. .you feel guilty if you make them eat healthy…
You feel guilty if you take time away from them…..you feel guilty for not giving them alone time.
I could go on for hours…..but for the sake of everyone’s sanity I wont. Point being no matter what we do as parents there will always be guilt .. or will there?
Looking back I have spent too much valuable time and energy trying to be the “perfect parent”. I was wasting valuable resources of myself being guilty for what I was or was not doing as a parent.
Truth is everyone really is a critic when it comes to parenting…..and truth is…..I could not care less anymore. I figure I am doing the best job that I know how and I refuse to feel guilty any longer.
So I am going to smile and just do what I see fit. No guilt added!