That sounds right, right?
If you are a good parent, you always put your kids first.
But I don’t agree.
I think it’s wrong.
While I do think we need to make sure our kids are taken care of, safe, and hopefully happy, they can’t always come first. They can be our priority, but coming first all the time?
Sometimes work has to come first.. As much as it would be nice to ignore it all and just play with the kids, the kids want to be able to eat and have a place to live, so we need to bring in that paycheck. While a balance needs to be found somewhere, work still needs to get done.
And sometimes, we put date night with our husbands first.
We send them off to grandma’s where they get spoiled rotten anyway.
True, they aren’t with us and they might prefer if we had done something else that night- like make an impromptu trip to Disney World or gone to Toys R Us and bought every single Lego set ever made, but trust me, they aren’t suffering at Grandma’s. And you are spending much needed time with your spouse.
And sometimes we have to shut the bedroom door and nap or stay home from a soccer game to get some rest.
This past weekend, I ended up with a fever of 102. I was dizzy and queasy and weak.
So I took the time to rest and get myself better.
Not something I can always do- especially if my husband is out of town. But in this case, he was home and perfectly capable of handling breakfast and soccer games 5 and 6 of the weekend.
I’m still not back to 100% but I’m sure I’m feeling much better than if I had attempted to do it all.
So, while I think that a good mom puts her kids first a lot, it’s can’t be all of the time. What do you think?