Had a conversation recently with a friend who is expecting her first child. She was very open about her feelings of inadequacy. She had doubts and fears. Also, she felt like in a way she had already made mistakes before the child has even been born
I knew I had to break it to her... I had to be the one to explain to her about mommy guilt. I had to tell her to recognize it and get used to it because it never goes away!!!
Case in point....M told me all last year that she felt like she squinted. Every once in awhile she would say she wished the teacher would use a new expo marker because she couldn't see very well. It DID cross my mind to have her eyes checked but sometimes the squeaky wheel gets the oil...and she just wasn't squeaking loud enough. Sure as the world at her 11 year old checkup she failed the eye exam which was followed up by a trip to the eye dr....results can be seen below