I slept in until 12:30pm. I had my first cup of coffee at 12:45pm. These little luxuries are vital for single parents.
You know what, despite my initial fear of a Childless Christmas, I don’t feel guilty!
Resting and recharging your inner being is what makes any parent a GREAT parent.
Recently, I’ve read a few single mommy blogs about Christmas guilt. The vast majority felt guilty not spending the holiday with their kids. I get where their coming from, however some part of their post admitted they felt relieved to abandon the stress of the holidays’.
As many of you read in my previous posts, my blogging journey and goal is to learn from the anecdotes of parents from all walks of life (we are such a diverse group and generally speaking, we support each other) so that I can pursue an “enlightened lifestyle” or being more mindful of my positive and productive feelings, staying mindful and gentle of my child’s feelings and the others around me while accumulating some parenting “life hacks” from the community.
What I’ve learned so far is that guilt is not a positive or productive feeling, yet American society glorifies it as a badge of honor.
Why is exhaustion, over-work and under valuing Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs something to honor just because we’re parents?
Something worth pondering.