Mom guilt during Covid…….I am tired. I can’t kick this feeling that I should be doing more. I finally lost it today and hid in the closet and cried.
Anyone else feeling “Mom-Guilt” during Quarantine? My social media is telling me that I should be playing more games with my kids, going on more walks, cooking healthy meals, and having fantastic bonding moments baking with my kids. Instead, the kids are tired of my cooking, are bored with walks around the same park, run to their electronics every chance I let them, and we are on our ten-thousandth episode of Naked and Afraid. Also, I am exhausted. I love my kids and spending time with them, but even “Impactful Parents” need a break. I am not bored. I am the opposite of bored. I can’t get enough done during the day. My to-do list of engaging bonding activities with my kids AND the upkeep on my house AND maintaining the necessities of my children (like school-at-home, 3-meals a day, laundry, and supervision,) AND my work-from-home job, NEVER-SEEM-TO-END. I fall asleep each night with a feeling of, “Damn, I never got _____ done.”
Yes, the quarantine is wearing on me. It is time to refocus and give myself grace. If you’re reading this and you feel like I do, I want you to know that you’re not alone. The good news, there are two things you can do to help.
What are your goals for today?
Don’t compare yourself to the Jones’ next door or to Karen’s photos on Instagram. Be the best YOU. Be the best parent for your children (what-ever that looks like in YOUR house.)
-The Impactful Parent
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