feeling semi-guilty

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feeling semi-guilty

DS goes to daycare 3 days a week. During a week when holidays cut the week short, we have to pay for all three even if he doesn't go all three. He normally goes tuesday-thursday, and next week they are closed Thurs/Fri. So instead of paying for 3 days and only take him to 2 days, I am sending him for the morning on Monday so I can get some crafting done :oops: I NEED the time only b/c I am making so many gifts. Now that he is older, it is harder to keep him out of all my stuff in the craft area. Part of me feels a tad guilty for shipping him off to daycare to get crafting done, but the other part of me thinks...I am paying for that day anyway, he will get to play, and I can make some progress on these presents. I am just hoping I can wake up early enough to get him off to daycare in time for it to be worthwhile. I plan on picking him up after lunchtime so he can get a good nap in at home...oooh that reminds me, he will be napping and I can craft more ROFL

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Girl, I totally wouldn't feel guilty! You have to pay for it anyways, why not get something for your money? Plus, 'me time' makes better mommies! Smile Plus the play time will make him happier too (rather than tagging along on your errands too)

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No reason to feel guilty. I'm sure he has friends at daycare and he will get all kinds of attention. If he were at home with you, you would be trying to keep him happy and get crafting done and neither of you would be happy about it. Daycare is a great option for moms to be better moms.

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"LMCH" wrote:

...oooh that reminds me, he will be napping and I can craft more ROFL

LOL - that cracked me up!!!! You are too funny. Don't feel guilty. Think of it this way...if he was at home and you were trying to craft, he wouldn't be getting all of your attention. Plus the crafting would take a thousand times longer because he would likely be interrupting you constantly. This way he will get some quality play time, and you will get more crafting done in less time to give you more time that you can devote to him when he is at home. Smile

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Have I told you that I'm off all week next week? Are my girls staying home with me? Heck no! They are going to day care! Granted, I'm not going to wake them up at 6 and rush them out the door, but they'll be there most of the day. Take some mommy time! You deserve it!

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I agree with PP totally. We all need a break too, but I get that you feel bad too. Hope you get TONS done and he has a blast!!

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"Princess Leia" wrote:

Have I told you that I'm off all week next week? Are my girls staying home with me? Heck no! They are going to day care! Granted, I'm not going to wake them up at 6 and rush them out the door, but they'll be there most of the day. Take some mommy time! You deserve it!

I agree! There's some days off around the holidays were I'm still sending Karl to daycare. He'll go in when he's up and come home a little early.

Enjoy your time!

auret's picture
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ditto everyone else! Enjoy the "me time"! And be productive cause we want to see what you get accomplished! Wink

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he he, I totally understand!

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Do not feel guilty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know, easier said than done. When I worked, I did the same thing sometimes. You have to have that as a mom, especially as a working mom, to rejuvenate. Do not feel guilty, as you'll be a better mom for taking that time for you.

I wish I could take time like that, ya know? I'd do in a heartbeat. Right now Natalie is tormenting me as I'm trying to figure out what I want to do for a layout.

sadieruth's picture
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I agree, it's hard to take time out for yourself, but don't feel guilty.

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You are too funny! I think I would feel a little guilty also but everyone is right that me time makes a better mommy:) Enjoy your time and if your going to have him nap when he gets home why not just pick him up after his nap at daycare then you can really soak up the scrapping time Smile

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he doesn't really nap well at daycare...well he used to be hit or miss with naps there, but now that we took away his binky he has not been napping at all :shock: so I will pick him up so he can nap here.

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as you know we run a home daycare and i wouldnt feel guilty either. lol ...so many times the parent says "oh well I'm off for tomorrow, I guess I will keep them home"...and we say "You can still bring them you know. Parents need a real day off too!" usually they agree and just come for a slightly shorter day lol