Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Where's your MAMA-guilt?

I want to start doing a weekly Mom-conversation. Will post some of your responses next week. Pass this on to your readers, it will be fun!

10 comments:

J... said...

I hate being outside, too!

But my guess is that the worst will be the 6 am weigh-in for my son's wrestling meets and the subsequent hours upon hours of boredom we will have to endure to see a two minute match between eight year olds. Ugh! Not days that I am looking forward to!

But I do it because it puts a smile on his face and that puts a smile in my heart. :)

AlaneM said...

I like to get on the floor every now & then to have a wrestling/tickle fight with all 3 kids. I almost always get hurt & my knees don't much like getting back up again but the kids love it when mommy gets silly with them.

I suck at being selfish & saying no. When I'm occupied with something I hate to be intrupted & I often put them off repeatedly. Like when I'm on the (a'hem) computer (a'hem.)

Jenn Brown said...

Hi Michelle! Mama Guilt! Where do I start and how do I handle it!? I will be the first to tell you, I am not a perfect mom. I strive to be a good role model and mother but I have my mishaps along the way. There are times I am not at my best, put my kids off and demand my time. What happens afterwards is the lesson. The lesson that has taught me to forgive myself and seek forgiveness. I will go to my child is mommy has yelled, showed my temper or over-reacted to a situation and express that I made a mistake and I am sorry. But for us and our family? It doesn't end there and the next step has become the powerful motivator to me to continue to strive to be a better mother. Simply put, we pray about it next. It has become such an integral part of my relationship with my daughter that at Christmas I gave her a prayer bracelet from Silpada. I find her constantly adding prayers to it. Her heart is growing and that makes my heart grow to as God would intend. I am not perfect and I have my faults...but God continues to love me through my Mama-Guilt.

Ellen said...

Ditto! I really hate the cold outdoors. But it's a small price to pay for my kids happiness. I just look forward to the warm-up inside with hot tea & hot chocolate.

Annie said...

Great topic! I'm so with you! I hate going outside in the cold.Of course, I break out in hives ( think reverse heat rash)when I get cold, so that is always pleasant!
If it is warm,I'm all for it!

Hally said...

What a great idea! A virtual mom conversation. I'm great at loving my boys and doing all the 'grunt/behind the scenes' work without complaint. But the worst worst thing I do is tough love. I can't...I'm such a sucker for the crying and calling for MOOOOOOOOM! I sneak into their room and give extra cuddles, because sometimes, I need them too.

KathyB said...

I hate a lot of things that I do and I do it for them and am never sorry. Christmas decorating is a big one, without them, we probably would never have had a tree.

When they were younger, I hated outdoors in the winter, hated playdough and all the other messy things that you seem to love, lol. Does that make me a bad mom? Nope, like you said, I did it anyway, did it for them, and it does make you feel good. And it teaches the kids to "suck it up" and do it for others at times too, which I think is a great lesson, one that they understand when they hit their teens. Now...teach my husband that, lol.

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

CUTE!

Debbie Yost said...

I have been dealing with a lot of mama guilt lately. Sometimes when I start thinking of all the things I don't like to do I start to wonder why I'm even a mom. I absolutely love my children and wouldn't trade them for the world, but when I hear all the stuff other moms do I feel like an utter failure. I don't devote my entire life to my kids. I am selfish at times. I do let them watch to much tv and often use it as a babysitter. But one thing I do right (maybe the only thing?) is we eat dinner together almost every single day. Oh, and I hate playing outside, too. I have a short attention span when it's not something I want to do and I get bored, bored, bored!

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