I keep telling myself this but I still struggle with it.
I have been struggling with making a decision on whether or not to give my youngest the same opportunity as I did for my oldest. And the same opportunity I denied my middle child. I denied the opportunity to him because, just as the above quote says, I can’t do everything. The difference and why I am struggling with my decision is the commitment factor. I denied a similar opportunity to my son because the commitment level was so involved~ all day events EVERY week in addition to the one evening a week requirement. For my youngest it is simply a one evening commitment. But her temperament can’t handle two evenings in a row doing an activity.
So why do I feel such guilt with knowing it would be a bad decision?
I simply need to face the fact that I am not super woman. I can barely keep up with the everyday things I need to get done. Adding another commitment will seriously add more stress than good. So I need to keep repeating and accepting the above quote. I need to know that saying no to things isn’t going to scar them (I really do know this). I need to know my children are very fortunate to do the things they do and they don’t need to be over-scheduled. It will not benefit them, me, or our family. I need to know “mommy guilt” needs to be squashed and not part of decision-making.
No one can do it all.