Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Mommy guilt overload

There are days when I do things - that in the grand scheme of life are no big deal - but I feel like I am the worst mother on the planet.

I had put Vacation Bible School on my calendar for next week and it was actually this week. My kids LOOOOOOVE VBS and have been looking forward to it since attending last year. And, I blew it.

I've even driven by the church and wondered why there was so much activity going on there. I thought they were preparing for next week. Now, I feel like total and complete crap. I know most people will read this and shake their heads and think, gees lady, get a life. But, my kids love VBS so much. I just feel so completely horrible.


  • At 1:52 PM, June 07, 2007, Blogger Jenny B said…

    Is there another VBS at a different church later in the year? It is a little early for VBS considering our schools in VA just let out last week so I can understand how you'd forget.

  • At 2:00 PM, June 07, 2007, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Yeah, I actually have them signed up to attend at the church across the street from our church. It was a small consolation to them. However, I promised a picnic and duck feeding session and perhaps an afternoon of swimming. So, they were appeased.

  • At 11:11 PM, June 07, 2007, Blogger Hooker said…

    wow. i didn't expect this to be the site with the naked dining people.

  • At 7:58 AM, June 08, 2007, Blogger Devra said…

    Hey, look at it this way, now your kids understand you are human and it won't shock years later. We all make mistakes, and yes, feel realy lousy when we do. Especially when it's something the kids look forward to doing and we just can't say "Okay, do-over" and turn back the clock. While the mistake is terrible and definitely makes you feel crummy, the aftermath isn't the end of the world. Feels like it right now because you feel like you let your kids down, but this is a great opportunity to teach your kids about having compassion for those who have good intentions and have a mommy brain. While I can't erase the blip, I can wave my wand of Mommy Guilt Absolution. I'm wavin'! I'm wavin' hard!

  • At 9:06 AM, June 08, 2007, Blogger Gadfly said…

    Well, if you're going to hell ... what chance have I got?


  • At 12:59 PM, June 08, 2007, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Gadfly, you're doomed. :) Not sure what is up Hooker's comments. I"m guessing I have some ancient post about a naked restaurant or something.

    And, Devra, thank you for the absolution. The kids took it pretty well, to be honest. They were extremely disappointed, but I promised them a picnic and trip to the duck pond and perhaps swimming at least one day. They seemed to be ok. Plus, this way, Hot Rod gets to go to baseball camp, too.


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