Working moms say they feel more guilty in June than the rest of the year. Why? It’s a combination of things.
First, it’s the end of the school year. This means school programs, plays, class parties, field trips, picnics and even Pre-School graduation (Pre-School Graduation?) Working moms report feeling guilty if they can’t make it to every one of their child’s activities, and equally guilty, if they are leaving work early or in the middle of the day frequently.
Second, it’s the beginning of summer vacation. Working moms drive by the park on their way to grab a burrito to eat at their desk. Or they hear about the homemade ice cream SAHM moms made while the whole neighborhood played Twister that same mom hand painted on her lawn. Working moms feel guilty that they aren’t in on the fun. Also, as soon as a working mom is home, the fun is over. The chores need to get done. The laundry needs to be folded. Dinner needs to be made. Blech.
“I just ran out of the station for 25 minutes to see Delaney in her softball game.” says Liza. “Last time, I had 20 minutes and she was on the bench the whole time. Today she caught a ball and was up to bat. I was in and out of there quickly, got to see her actually do something and am back to work before my desk got out of control. I feel like Super-Mom today!”
We know it’s hard to be everything to everyone. Are you feeling extra guilty this month moms?