Why must we feel guilt? Guilt when things can't get done, or don't get done. Guilt when things don't happen, or we don't make them happen. Or when things are just down right out of our control. Take today for instance. My son is sick. Fever, sore throat, headache. But I am suppose to work on Friday. My one day a week that I have a 'clock in, clock out' J.O.B. so, I called in. Like any good mother. I can not and will not expect my mom to watch 3 kids. (one 5 months, one 17 months and one SICK) I just can't do that to her. she would probably say yes, but that is NOT the point. Before an employee I am a MOM. A caregiver. An 'I-can-make-you-feel-better-with-my-kisses' Momma. But I got such a guilt trip when I called. I think the exact quote was "I'll leave that decision on shoulders." Ouch. Why can't they just say, "You stay with your child where you belong, and we'll get by just fine." I am there to pick up slack when others are sick or on vacation, why can't they be there for me? Now, they will cover, because I didn't give them a choice. But why do I fell guilty? I shouldn't, should I?
Ok.. I must go care for my children.