How a Stopwatch Helped Me With My Mom-Guilt
Up until a few weeks ago, most of my stay-at-home days were riddled with a nasty combination of disorganization and guilt.
The house was always in a complete state of havoc,
Something had to change! So change I did…just a few tweaks, but those few adjustments have really made a difference in me and how I handle the rest of the wildness of each and every day!
Perhaps the most delightful of changes has been to my schedule with my girl. I’d been trying to alternate housework stuff with one-on-one time with her,
and I was always tormented by it when I was off doing something else separate from her.
I’ve read it, I’ve heard it, but it never served to console me like one would hope!
But then came the stopwatch, folks…
Now, I believe we’ve previously established the fact that I am closer to being a “fly by the seat of my pants” type of girl than, say, the “super neat freak, never deviate from the plan in place” type,
…In that 20, I’m either hanging with my girl or doing the housework…
Now, if I’m with my girl, we tend to extend our time some, but if it’s the housework, I pretty much drop it where it is, if I can help it!
Now, when she comes to me and wants me to read (or “REEE!” like she says!), I can say without guilt that “Mommy is working” and know that it’s okay to…the guilt really and truly is kept at bay!
20 minutes too much or too little? Adjust it to whatever works best for you guys!!