Recently during a conversation with a mom she bluntly said "why shouldn't I be able to do _________. Its not all about the kids. Parents should not have to give up everything for their kids"
You see I totally agree with this statement, except where I don't. Make perfect since :). I didn't think so.
You see as a mom I definitely need an outlet. I need to hang out with friends, blog if that's my thing, do things that keep me going...rejuvenate myself, take care of myself.....Agreed
But not at the sake of my children or my husband.
I believe we live in such a ME society. I need to get out away from my kids, I need to blog because that's how I communicate with other adults, I need to...you fill in the blank. I'm not saying another the above is wrong what I believe can go wrong is the Attitude behind the thoughts.
We can't continue to do a good job taking care of our kids is we don't take care of ourselves. Yes we need to do this but With the right attitude.
We, I made a conscious choice to have each child that is in my home here. They deserve the best of me. The don't deserve my bad attitude day in and day out because I did not get to hang out with my friends or sit at the computer to blog or what ever I do on the computer.
I love my life the good and the bad, and there is a lot of bad days...weeks. This is my life and I'm only getting this time to do it right...... for my kids for my family and yes this will mean giving up some things....MOSTLY MY TIME.