It seemed particularly hard to leave Taryn this morning and there were even few tears on my behalf which hasn’t happened since I went back to work last august. Maybe it was because we had a great weekend together or maybe because she was extra cuddly and smelled like sunshine this morning or maybe it is just the cycle of being a working mom. 🙁 Some days are easier than others…
Someone asked me recently about “mommy guilt” and I can honestly say that what I feel on days like today and every day is not “guilt” but rather envy.
I am SO jealous of those people that get to spend the day with our amazing daughter. I don’t have guilt because I know that I have to work and by me working we can provide her with a home and other necessities of life and I know that the people that care for her each day love her to pieces. But all that said I am still pea-green with envy that I don’t that get to rock her, kiss her forehead, and listen to chuckle when she finds something amusing!
Any other working moms out there that can relate? Do you feel mommy guilt or mommy envy?