I’m an old hat at this motherhood gig with 10 years under my belt and one thing I always prided myself on was that I was able to realise that my kids their own space and explore and be around other people while I went off to work, the odd weekend away with the girls or an indulgent trip to town leaving them friends and family. Space is good for everyone.
This morning I woke up at the ungodly hour of 5am to get the kids dressed and ready to travel to a swimming carnival that is 2 1/2 hours away.
I packed their bags with yummy snacks and gave them money for the shops. All the kids were jumping around and excited and ready for their big journey on the bus.
Now normally I would follow behind them and be that loving supportive mother I should be but today for may reasons I choose to drive home and crawl back into bed.
And as I sit here and run through the reasons why it is ok I didn’t go to today I find myself stopping to say its ok.. A little mother guilt is good. It means we care.