I got stressed with the kids today.
I’ve been meaning to finish my work and I need a few hours of uninterrupted time with my laptop. I can’t seem to do it in the office because there are just too many distractions and people wanting to talk to me about something. I can’t seem to do it at home because Alex the Lion and Gloria the Hippo are saying something on the TV and the kids keep asking me to watch and listen because “it’s really really really interesting, Mommy.” I tried to cordone myself to a quiet corner and start doing work but I think it’s just a mother’s guilt that she just can’t shake off – when your kids are crying or wanting you, it just breaks your heart to do other things and ignore them. Even if you want to focus and you’ve got people helping you, there’s always that little guilt that pangs your heart. In 10 minutes, you’ll be on the couch with them watching King Julian sing a song in the forest.