"At the intersection of work and life
lies a person in need of a little direction."
Of course since the hubs works too, he's got his own stuff going on. Admittedly, he is more capable of staying up until 1am to work on deadlines. What can I say, I need my sleep. It's funny how these roles have shifted as we've gotten older. When we met in college I could easily manage working nights in the hospital and still make it to class the next day while studying in my free time (and never missing a workout!). Maybe parenting is more demanding in other ways, or maybe it was those 18 months of not sleeping through the night and I'm still trying to "catch up".
Nights have been interesting around our house twice a week because I have been taking a class online (global human resource management) that begins right at our son's bedtime. Thankfully he has been less interested in hour-long nursing sessions (I really thought that would never happen!) and he's happy now with just a brief nursing and kisses before bed. It helps me feel less guilty that it was his own transition and not one I forced, even though there were times I wanted to. Luckily for me, it has made it easier for me emotionally, to take the time for this class.
When it comes to the merge of work and life it can be pretty easy to feel guilty about everything. Although my husband also differs in this area, which I find interesting. What about you? Do you think Moms feel more guilt about working than Dads, or is it just a personal difference? It seems like it's not limited to just working Moms, even Moms who care for their children full-time seem to feel guilty taking time for themselves sometimes. What do you think?
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