Ever had it? C'mon....raise your hand...we've all been there. And for those of you that know me well, Mom Guilt is my middle name. Seriously...it is. I have Mom Guilt in every little situation where I put myself first for even one moment in time. Where does it come from you ask? Because I have chosen to work.
Now, let's define "work." I mean that I have chosen to work outside of the home. I am clarifying this because, as I have said before, I totally support, adore, and put on pedestals, stay-at-home-moms. Could I do what you do? Sure! But should I? Ohhhhh no! Not in a million years! You might be asking yourself, why? Two words:
Day-time Television. (Or should that be three words?)
Seriously. If being a stay-at-home-mom meant sitting on my butt in front of the T.V all day long, eating when I want, what I want, and showering (maybe). . .I'm in.
My name is Jocelyn, and I am a televisionaholic. (Hi Jocelyn.)
Most of you know that last week my children were gone. (Cheering!) They spent the whole week at my wonderful in-laws' farm where they had loads of fun. I blogged about all the cleaning I got done during their absence. But what I failed to mention was what else I did during that week. (Dramatic pause. . .)
(Little known fact about me.)
I have a secret guilty pleasure. It drives my husband nuts. Eye-rolling nuts!
I LOVE teeny-bopper shows. ANY show geared towards teens to early 20's, count me in! Some of my current guilty pleasures that I watch EVERY time they are on (or DVR to watch later):
*Secret Life of the American Teenager
*Pretty Little Liars
*Bunheads (new show that just started)
So, last week I discovered that the channel SoapNet shows reruns of Beverly Hills 90210! (Squeal!) I know! Awesome right?! Right?! No? Well, I like it. And I sat on my butt and watched it every single day of my kid less week. And enjoyed every minute of it!
So THIS week, my kids are back and my guilty pleasure has to wait. Or does it? I have discovered that I can watch some of it if I am doing something else while the kids are playing. I can get them started on something and go clean the kitchen while watching Brandon and Kelli ALMOST get married. Then I can fold some laundry while Donna helps Noah get through ANOTHER crisis. But ultimately a child will come into the room and I have to quickly click the off button before he or she gets an eye-full, and sweetly ask said child what they need.
Yesterday was a time where I felt especially guilty with Mom Guilt. I was caught by my son with the kitchen spotless, sitting at the table with my coffee, and watching while the whole crew threw Brandon a going away party. My youngest looked at me with the sweetest of faces and asked: "Mommy? Will you read me one of my library books?" Oh no....what do I do now? My show was at a very pivotal moment! I was about to see if Brandon actually leaves Beverly Hills to go to Washington, D.C. to work at their prestigious paper! And Donna and Noah were on the verge of breaking up....again! And Valerie. . .well, don't even get me started on that one!
I would never get this moment back!
Best library book I ever read. :)