Mom Guilt

Ever heard of mom guilt? If you're a mom, you know just what I'm talking about.

It has been a whirlwind around here lately. Hmmmm, let's see:
  • Taylor and I celebrated 14 years of marriage (yay!!) ... we celebrated at a cute Bed & Breakfast up in Logan, UT where we met
  • Taylor's dad got married (it's been just over 2 years since his mom passed away, the marriage is a great thing!)
  • End of school year cRaZinEsS (party after field trip with more parties sprinkled on top)
  • SLIG Registration opened this past weekend. Not only did Tom Jones' class fill up pronto (Hooray for my mom, she finally got in!) but several others are close. I've been working away trying to get them all settled (I'm the Administrative Assistant for the UGA).
I could go on, but why bore you? Plus, I know you get it. Now here's where the mom guilt comes in. You see, I missed the 1st grade bike parade last Friday. I know. GASP! How could I? But we were still in Logan for our anniversary.

Once home, my sweet little 6 year old said, "But mom, WHY weren't you at the parade?" I explained to him that I had been out of town, but that his BFF's mom took pictures so that I could see the fun (not to mention the fact that I helped him deck out his scooter and buy him just the perfect accessories so he could be stylin' in the parade). He was satisfied and ran off to play, but there came that darn mom guilt.

I've been to every-other-first-grade-event (and there have been a LOT of them) this year. I went on all the field trips, I volunteered in the class at least once a week and I was Room Mom & planned some super fun parties. So WHY do I feel guilty for missing one event? Yup, it's mom guilt. But I'm giving it up. I'm not going to feel guilty. Even though I think I should be able to do everything, I know I can't. And that's okay!

Thanks for being patient with me while I dealt with the mom guilt because in the meantime my baby (this blog) was also neglected. Let's not even get into BLOG GUILT. Nope, not going there!

I will say that I have lots of fun genealogy projects on the horizon and I can't wait to share them with you!! In the meantime here's a picture I put together to embarrass my cute hubby. And my mom too; she asked (very politely) if I could pleeeeease take a nice family picture where I wasn't sticking my tongue out or making a silly face. Hehehe!! :)

Carrie Keele
(a.k.a. "DearMYRTLE's daughter)