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December 03, 2007

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sprite

Girl, you made a baby this year. I think that way trumps cards and jam.

(Although I do understand what you're saying...)

Robin

Yes you are now a mom. I don't even get Christmas cards sent out. I felt guilty that I bought gloves for the girls and didn't knit them mittens. They are wearing hand knit hats though. You are doing a great job.

Kathy in KS

The guilt doesn't really get better, you just learn to live with it. And "sprite"s right, you made a baby this year. That totally lets you off the hook for making anything else. And, I almost peed my pants looking at those cards. They are fantastic. I love sarcastic humor. When you have time, check this out... www.despair.com. You know those motivational posters and stuff? This is sort of like a sick version of those. Like the cards.

KT

Okay, "You put the Ass in Asstastic" just about did me in. THat site is hysterical! Thank you.

Jennifer

Those cards are great. I wish I had the nerve. And I ditto the thought - you made a baby. That's way more than anything.

Cybèle

I work fulltime, have two kids, am a single parent and have a partner who lives an hour's drive away. The thing that has to give is a clean house - unfortunately. Half the time I feel guilty and think I should be cleaning when I have a spare half hour, then I remember my mum always being home with a cup of tea and a biscuit when we came home from school, and I sit down with a cup of tea and a biscuit with my two when they get home from school, rather than grabbing the hoover. I tell myself that one day they will have left home and I'll have all the time in the world to hoover. I want them to remember me having time for them, not me forever doing something else. (and when I do have some spare time, I try to spend it on *me* rather than the house). Enjoy James and enjoy the job - it's enough to be super woman, don't try to be super super woman :-)

Jean

You will find a new balance, it just takes time...

O.K., actually you will find a new balance multiple times as your son grows, and if you have another child, more new balance points!

(don't wait 10 years between kids tho'! It's nice to have built-in baby sitting, but sometimes hard to let go of the freedom of having an older child!)

I think it took me about 2 years to feel "normal" after having my first child, and I was able to stay home for that time; finding "normal" was faster after the second one arrived. Cybele is right - something has to give, somewhere - and you'll find the "gives" that work for you and your family. I just wish there was a guide out there somewhere (instead we just keep muddlin' along and somehow it usually works out o.k. in the end...). So relax and enjoy, it goes by really fast!

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