I always thought once a became a mom, that my kids would always, unequivocally be my first priority. But you know what they say about the best laid plans...and as I've been taking on more writing assignments, which I love, my kids and their needs have taken a bit of a back seat.
No, it's not that I completely ignore them in favor of work and I think that fact that most of my work is done at home, at least gives us an opportunity to see each other. For instance right now, my son is attempting to engage me in a game of pass the ball around while I type this (mainly throwing it in my face) and still, he's not getting my undivided attention-hence his need to aim his ball right at my nose. But I'm a lot better off than other moms, who work outside the home 12 hours a day- and don't have the luxury of having a ball aimed at their nose, or having their five year old sitting on their lap while they type.
I try to balance working with being a mom- but always feel like I'm coming up short...and when my son tells me that I'm, " The love of his life and why cant you stop working and give me attention ( yes he says the word Attention) ," a little bit of my heart breaks. And today was no different except it was his birthday, however putting work before his needs just seemed unfair. So I cancelled an interview I was supposed to do with a celebrity- in favor of going to his school birthday party.http://realmomsguide.sheknows.com/community/mom-talk-blogs/As-a-working-mom-today-was-a-hard-day.html