Lets be honest, getting pregnant pretty much puts an end to about 95% of your day-to-day fun. After the baby is born, there’s breastfeeding (or not, no judgement) and then there’s long nights awake … just not the kind we might have been used to before the baby came.
There is this horrible thing that I call “Mommy Guilt” or “Bad Mommy Syndrome”.
It’s this awful feeling that comes the moment you call the baby sitter.
Let me paint you a picture. Your baby is a couple months old, you and your significant other spend little to NO quality time alone together and you decide to hit the bar one night. So you dial the baby sitter, get ready and hit the road. The moment you hit the bar you feel like a bad parent, right? Maybe not, maybe so.
If you do, don’t. Your children can only be as happy as you are whether you believe that or not. They can sense when you’re cranky and it will effect them. So have fun! Drink once in a while, go see a movie, go to a concert, have a romantic dinner. Just remember that even though your children come first, you matter too.