I just took/read a shocking poll over on BabyCenter.com. I assume that any of you that have children already know that these numbers are true…but I didn’t!
The poll asked:
Do you sometimes worry that you’re not cut out to be a mom?
Out of the 22,153 votes a whopping 85% of women said yes!
*At the time I last checked the poll.
In some way this made me feel so much better. I’m not alone! But then it got me thinking…
I am constantly wondering if I do enough for Little G?. Do I give him enough attention? Do I teach him the things he needs to know?
How sad, 85% didn’t think they were cut out for this. That’s a huge number. If this poll were taken 60 years ago, would the results be the same? What is it that so many women are not confident in themselves. Where did this come from?
I think part of this comes from years of women being told you should be able to do it all, have it all and be perfect while doing it. Where did this Supermom come from and when did women become afraid to be less than it all? I know that I definitely feel the pressure. I need to make sure I do or at least can do everything for Little G. Then I need to go to work and be amazing there (ha!). I get to come home again and do it all there. And let’s not forget being a good wife. D is willing to help, but that would mean I am not doing it all…
Whew! This is exhausting. Can I have it all? I don’t think so. It’s hard accepting that, but it’s true. Something has to give… There are women out there who say you can have it all. They think it’s possible to be the best mom, the best worker and the best wife, all the time. Or at least they think that on the outside. This is where I really decide where my priorities are…
How do you decide what needs to go and what needs to stay?
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