Mummy guilt is definitely one of the worst things about becoming a parent. There is always something to feel guilty about, it never goes away, and it only amplifies once you have a second child. The other day I was feeling guilty about something pretty ridiculous so I thought I’d capture some of the things that I can’t help but feel guilty about, even though I know I really shouldn’t. Have a read and let me know how many of these things mummy guilt or daddy guilt has made you feel bad about!
30 Things I Feel Guilty About
#1 Not knowing how many weeks old the second baby is at any point in time.
#2 Not taking the second baby to be weighted as often as I took our first baby.
#3 Not changing the baby’s nappy as often as I should.
#4 Not writing down all the milestones for the second baby like I did with the first time round.
#5 Not taking the second baby to as many baby groups as I took the first baby.
#6 Not keeping track of what time I breastfeed. I mean the baby will tell me when he’s hungry, right?
#7 Feeding my baby food pouches because I’ve forgotten to take the fresh stuff out of the freezer, not meal planned (who does) and ran out of home cooked stuff or am just being plain old lazy.
#8 Taking my eyes off the baby for a minute only for him to face plant the floor/door/cupboard/chair.
#9 Letting the little one raid the snack cupboard after school.
#10 Secretly throwing away some of the little ones art work when she’s not looking.
#11 Secretly throwing away some of the little ones magazines when she’s not looking.
#12 Secretly eating my bar of chocolate in the kitchen when the little ones not looking.
#13 Secretly eating the little ones chocolate in the kitchen when she’s not looking.
#14 Letting the little one sit in front of the tv because its easier sometimes.
#15 Wanting to sit down and have a cup of tea rather than start our forth puzzle in ten minutes.
#16 Asking the little one to play by herself for five minutes.
#17 Telling the little one mummy is coming for ten minutes straight whilst trying to do something else.
#18 Forgetting to look in the little ones book bag after school only to miss a picture/letter/form/new book.
#19 Forgetting to read the new book the little one has brought home from school.
#20 Wishing the little ones would both have a nap so that I can have a break.
#21 Skipping bath time because I really can’t deal with the thought of prolonging bed time any longer.
#22 Counting down the hours till bedtime.
#23 Being that shouty mummy.
#24 Arguing with the husband over whose turn it is to take the three year old to the toilet for the third time that night.
#25 Wanting to go on a date night, date day, to the gym, to the beauticians, on a solo shopping trip, basically ANYWHERE without the little ones in tow.
#26 Having moments of wanting to go back to work to just so that I can have a few moments of peace and quiet without anyone clinging at my leg or shouting my name on repeat like a broken record.
#27 Telling the little one that soft play/the shops/the park is closing when I want to go home and she doesn’t.
#28 Discreetly putting something the little one has asked for in a shop back on the shelf.
#29 Throwing something in the oven for dinner rather than cooking something from scratch every evening.
#30 Staying at home all day rather than taking the littles out somewhere for the day.
Your turn! What crazy stuff has mummy guilt or daddy guilt got you feeling bad about? Share your comments with me below.