Working Momma: Should you feel guilty?
So Saturday night Maya woke up with a fever. Poor thing. She had a cough too. Yuck. She probably got this from daycare… Insert Working Momma Guilt #1.
Luckily my doctor has always been so kind about me working and introducing my children to germs at daycare. She tells me while no one wants their small ones to get viruses so early on, studies actually show that kids who get them have a lesser chance of allergies and asthma later on… Remove Working Momma Guilt #1. So, now we’re back to zero, my working actually is making my kids healthy. Yea! (;
So into Sunday Maya would have her ups and downs, but for the most part she was a trooper. But Monday came and I knew she had to stay home. Shoot, I had a project that was due by end of day Monday… Insert Working Momma Guilt #2. Yep, not only do we feel guilty leaving our children at daycare, we also feel guilty when we have to stay at home with our sick children and we can’t get our work done.
I, of course, talked with my boss and he assured me he’d finish the project. No harm, no foul. Just hopes Maya gets better soon. Remove Working Momma Guilt #2.
In the end, the points are even. I love my kids and I love my job. What more could a girl ask for?
And just as I finally removed all of the guilt from Monday (and Tuesday — Maya was still sick), Maddox starts fussing. Sounds like it may be time to start feeling guilty all over again. But, I really shouldn’t feel guilty. Do you?