Like every other mom on the planet I have mom guilt. Every time I ask someone to watch my kid, every time I don’t have enough energy to take my kid to the park or cook him some amazing dinner. Serious, MOM GUILT.
I am aware of this guilt and I am aware that I shouldn’t feel it. I am a great mom, my kid is allowed to be a kid, he always has a full belly, he has structure in his life, he has parents, family and friends that love him. Nothing to feel guilty about here. But that’s life, we all feel it.
So, what inspired this post? The look I get when I pick my kid up about 10 minutes before his daycare closes.
Could I pick him up earlier. Yes. I work from home and I can grab him whenever. So why do I wait so late? My daily routine involves a 4:30pm CrossFit class. This class time gives me the flexibility to work a full day at home, get my hour of butt-kicking and still grab my kid from daycare before closing time.
I am picking him up before close. I am staying within the guidelines, so don’t give me those judging eyes. Yes, I have clearly just worked out, that is obvious, and yes for the last 10 minutes of the day he might be the last kid left in his class. Still, I don’t want your judgement and I refuse to feel guilty.
That class is the ONE hour during the day that is 100% mine. I don’t have to be a mom, a wife, a cook, a personal trainer, a brand marketer, a blogger, or a house cleaner. So no, I don’t feel guilty for taking an hour to myself EVERYDAY, especially when all my other responsibilities are taken care of.
So I say screw off mom guilt and to those who judge me keep your looks to yourself please.
I am going to the gym. And I am going to lift heavy.
Post workout/Pre daycare pick up photo! #AllSweatyDontCare
Until next time day dreamers.