Friday, June 21, 2013


As a mom, I feel like I'm constantly feeling guilty about my choices.   My latest guilt.....Insanity.  I started the program Monday.  Today is my 5th workout, and already, I'm feeling guilty.  You know why?  I do these videos at home.  This means my kids are there during "my time".  They are watching me, talking to me, asking for things.  Half the reason I started exercising, was time away.

For the last 4 days I have dealt with the kids encroaching on "my time".  Today, I couldn't do it.  Pnut plopped herself down on the sofa to watch me, and I couldn't deal with it.  I told her to find something to do.  She had just watched an hour of TV and I was sick of watching her lay on the sofa.

She lost it.  Then I lost it.  I'm so angry and sad.  I feel guilty.  I feel like a bad mom.  I know it is not my job to entertain my  kids 24/7.  A 6 year old should be able to find something to do for 45 min.  Her 3 year old brother was doing just fine in the playroom.  So now we are in a bad place and it's only 9:15 in the morning.  It is really hard for me to shake it off.  It is practically impossible for Pnut to shake it off.

So here I am, dressed in my workout clothes, listening to Pnut stomp around the house.  This is just how I didn't want the summer to go.  And here we are, day 5, and it's shaping up to be like last summer.  I feel like I can't catch my breath.  Like if I could just get this work out in, just get the kitchen cleaned, just clean the playroom....

I know I'm feeling sorry for myself.  I will get my act together.  I will exercise, I will make sure our day doesn't suck, I will do my best.

But for right now, I'm pissed off and I'm going to have a pity party.


  1. I'm sorry it was a rough morning. I can imagine how tough it is to go from having the kids in school to having them in your face 24/7. Pretty much every parent I know with school-aged kids is feeling the same thing as you after 1 week of summer break. Hopefully there will be some play groups or maybe some friends of theirs will be available to trade off hanging out at each others' homes for a few hours at a time so the parents get breaks.
    And keep using your babysitter - it's worth the $ to keep your sanity for sure!
    Hugs to you

  2. this made me cry. I am so there with you today.

    if it makes you feel any better I had a bad mommy moment too. I went to do my workout and my daughter had created a nest of blankets in my room right where I was going to work out. They had already destroyed the living room and I lost it. I hate it when I lose it. I yelled and was angry.

    Then the guilt knocked me over and we all went for a walk. I hate the guilt, but I do believe it is so important to get these moments to ourselves to workout, relieve stress. I just wish I would have handled it a little different.

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