Not Feeling Guilty for Sleeping In

If you are a Mom you get that feeling of guilt that we often get that makes us feel awful.  I feel it daily.  I feel it when I go to work and am not spending time with my kids.  I feel guilty when I cannot go on field trips with my little one. I feel guilty when my kids are struggling in school and I do not feel like I can solve their problems.  I feel guilty when we can’t afford something they really want. What is worse is feeling guilty for not being able to afford something they need right away.

So I’m going to say that this post is probably going to come as a surprise.

I slept in one morning when I was off until 8:30AM and I loved it!

I didn’t feel guilty.

Why?

I was tired.  I needed it.  My body was tired and I have learned that if we do not take care of ourselves we are not going to be able to take care of the rest of the family.  I should have gotten up early and made my Hubby breakfast or at least got up with him while he made breakfast but he was super sweet and let me sleep in.  The kids were on spring break and I had to go to a funeral but it wasn’t until 10am so I had some time.  I usually get up at 5:30 AM and it was so nice to get 3 extra hours of sleep. The things is it was probably the best sleep I have had in a while.  It was amazing and I felt so much better the rest of the day.

Nope, I don’t feel guilty about that moment.  I don’t feel bad that my son was up watching TV by himself.  I think Dad must have told him to leave me alone for a while.  I’m so blessed to have him. He is a pain in the behind sometimes but he is wonderful. I love him.

I know that sleeping in is a luxury for parents and I don’t do it often and actually 8:30 AM is not late but it was sure nice to just have a little extra sleep.

Thanks so much Hubby!

I hope you get some no guilt time for you too.

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