Saturday, March 20, 2010

finding it harder to leave for work

I battle with myself every morning that I have to leave Kaitlyn to go to work. Unfortunately we HAVE to have a 2 income household...we're used to living a certain way of life and so that's what we've decided to do. But I hate that I leave so early that I can't say good-bye or get any playtime in (She is a sleeper!! Goes to bed at 9pm and wakes up about 8am!)
So I don't get to see her till 6pm! I feel guilty that I pay someone to watch her and then feel extra guilty about the amount of time I spend with her. I have her with me 100% when I'm home trying to make up for lost time...but somehow it never seems like it's enough.
Do you ever feel this guilt with your children? Whether you are a working mommy or SAHM?


  1. I feel the same way as you. I have a 3 year old and a 4 month old and they both go to daycare. I work full time. I feel like I'm missing so much by going to work. I really like working and I don't know if I would choose to be a SAHM, but it is still hard to not see the baby for most of the day.

  2. I know Valerie! I would LOVE if I could work Part time...but thats not an option for us. Plus I work so far away, I waste 2 hours a day just driving =( Good luck!

  3. When I had my first son I was a young single mom on my own. I was working full time and going to school. I felt horrible because I couldn't see him that often... But looking back, I realize I did what I had to so he could have a good life! You are being a good mother. Just cherish the moments you do have and I am sure she will have a wonderful childood.