Natalie Bahm wrote:
I think it’s impossible to be a parent and not feel guilty every now and then. Being a parent is hard and it takes SO MUCH TIME and ENERGY. It’s physically impossible to accomplish everything I need/want to do everyday in 16 waking hours. I often feel overwhelmed.
Yes.. I feel the same way. Parenting needed to be constantly ready for your children when they need something. For my 3-yo son, he needs me because he wants my presence so he could show something he is good at or he wants me to watch him playing choo choo train.
As for my 1-year old baby girl, I have to look after her to avoid her from touching electrical plug, fragile items, and sharp-edged furniture. Both of us working and sometimes we have no time to ourselves.
The easiest solution is to hire a maid, and she will take over your relief. Your fatique will be gone and so with the bittersweet of being a father.
[Writing, Parenting, and GUILT via NatalieBahm]