I'm very new to this site, so this might have been covered by someone already, so I apologize in advance if it has...
I work approximately 30-35 hours/week. I'm an attorney in private practice. I practice family law: divorce, custody, child support, and parenting time. My son, Elliott, goes to Kinder Kare two days/week. The other days he's home with his dad/my husband, who is a professor and teaches only two days/week during the day. Our son is 17-months-old. He loves going to Kinder Kare and being with his Dad. My scheduled is very flexible most of the time, and I basically come and go as I please, which is fantastic. I stayed home with Elliott full-time until the beginning of the summer, when I went back to work.
Here's my situation: I love my job. Lately, I've been feeling really guilty that I don't feel guilty about not being with Elliott 24/7. Maybe I'm just a bad mom, or not good at it, but I feel like I really some time away from Elliott. Now, don't get me wrong, I love my son to death, but sometimes I need some "mom" time. And, I also love my job and my profession.
Does anyone else feel like this, or is it just me? I feel like I should want be around my son 24/7, and be pleasant about it when I am, and I feel guilty that I don't.
Thanks in advance for your help!
- Elliott's Momma