Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Day 7: Is It Enough?

Some days there just aren't enough hours in a day, but then again would we spend them wisely if there were more hours? One of the things that I sometimes struggle with the most is: "Am I doing enough for my son?" Sure he has plenty to eat, clean diapers, warm clothes and lots of snuggles from us. But are we doing enough? I think that this is a common question in our society because we have been weaned off our contentment. It is very easy to feel like what you have or what you give isn't enough, but truly it is. Providing a safe and loving space is more than enough. I know that while I am working he is well cared for, and while sometimes I do miss some  his firsts-- Little Man is more than thrilled to share his new skills and tricks with us later. Every family  needs to decide what is best for them, and there is no shame in that. There are many benefits having stay at home parents, and there are benefits to having working parents... maybe we will cover that at a later date... but what you do for your kids is enough, and they are soaking up your love. You aren't just a parent you are a superhero.

3 comments:

vera said...

My husband and I have this conversation often, and he always reminds me that if I'm asking if I am being a good enough mother, then I am, because I am asking myself the question. Does that make sense? :-)

Mrs. Bookworm said...

It makes sense to me! You are aware of what is going on, so your questioning demonstrates that you care. :)

LLMom said...

We moms are so hard on ourselves.