Summer Mom Guilt
Mom guilt can manifest in so many ways.
I've struggled through many of them and learned. I'm hoping my current struggle is going to be a learning experience as well.
When the big kids are gone, and it's just the two little boys, I have a really hard time doing anything fun. I feel guilty having fun without Brody, Zach, Wyatt, and Maddie. Logically, I know that they are having fun at their dad's and the little boys deserve to have fun too. I know that I can't stop our lives when the kiddos leave.
But I want it to stop. I want everything to pause when the kids are gone and to resume when they get back.
A friend pointed out to me that there is no way I want the kids to remember me as sad and mopey all summer every summer. And its true. I don't want them to dread summer because they know mom is going to be sad.
How do I get out of this funk?
I think I'm just going to force it. I don't feel it, but I'm going to go through the motions until it feels like fun.
If anyone has helpful tips, drop them below!