Sunday, May 20, 2012


I kept both the girls home on Friday. I think it was good for all of us. I think the girls needed some extra TLC. I think I needed a healthy reminder that being home with them is not a some magical solution to mommy guilt. On bad mornings, when I feel awful dropping them off at daycare, it is easy to let myself think that if I could just take them home with me all would be well. But I had them home with me and all I could think was: "Ugh. A good mom would do x." Feed them healthier meals (they were still not really eating much, so it seemed like misdirected effort), spend more time outside (again, they were sick, so I felt I could let that slide), watch less TV (I was just proud of myself that Disney Junior wasn't on the whole, entire day), get them both to nap (well, at all, either one). Being a mom is hard. Feeling guilty about everything just makes it harder. It is way past time to let it go.
Anyway, check this out? How can you feel bad about yourself when you (and your girls) make masterpieces like this? Seriously though, coloring is super therapeutic. Even if you don't have kids, I still suggest you pick up some crayons and coloring books next time you are Target. 


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