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August 13, 2007

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Becky

I did pretty well with Maggie, but haven't done such a good job of keeping up with Aleita's. The only things I seem to write down in there now are when things really amuse me with something they said or did that was really funny.

Scrapbooking? HA! That's one cult whose pressure I have never felt tempted to join.

Candice

LOL J! You are NOT a bad Mom! Trust me, I almost forgot my camera. Don't beat yourself up over it. Heck, if it makes you feel better I didn't get any pics of Austin this year, granted this was not his 1st day of school ever vs.Cody, but still, it was his 1st day as a 2nd grader! Let's just say Cody was lucky this morning ;)

Emily

You're not a bad mom. Mom's seem to bear the burden of guilt. There's guilt if you're a SAHM, there's guilt if you go to work.

You take tons of pictures of your first child and then there's guilt for not having as many of the 2nd and on. Of those pictures that are taken, we're made to feel guilty if they aren't hard copy photos and especially if they are sitting in a shoe box or God-forbid a regular magnetic pages photo album.

If you do scrapbook regularly, you're made to feel guilty if our books don't use all one brand of products, specifically CM.

The guilt never ends. Okay, I better stop because the word guilt is starting to sound funny.

Keli

My kids are teens now, and I've still got photos of them sitting in shoeboxes awaiting album adoption. Are my kids going to hold that against me? Or that I've yet to create that precious scrapbook? (I do plan to, really!). At the end of the day, what they'll remember is that you love them and the knowledge that you're always there for them. Forget the guilt. Just make sure you kiss and hug them...daily.

papadale

For Keli, if those little rug-rats can find a way to make you feel guilty, count on it happening, this is a proven theory, We raised 3 sons. For my darling daughter-in-law, Julianne, don't feel so bad honey, your not a bad mom, and, I remember helping you fill out Tater's 1st year book on her Birthday, we didn't make THAT much of it up. P.S., tell Cody's mom I would have never told her you would forget the camera if I had thought she would show off like that!!

Julianne

I do feel a little pressure to join the scrapbooking community. Maybe it's the SAHM demographic. I am often chastised however for my non-traditional scrapbooking tendencies.

Julianne

Candice-

Thanks. I should have pulled up behind you and let you take pictures of Truman. At least I could have pawned them off as my own :)

Julianne

Yes, guilt and motherhood go hand in hand. So does pressure. It's ridiculous. God forbid we be a supportive community.

A regular photo album?! Gasp!

Julianne

Keli-

Album placement is a full-time job. So is guilt.

Julianne

Papa Dale-

I'm going to start calling you Dr. Phil.

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