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Feeling selfish for working

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Tryingtostayyoung Wed 31-Aug-16 23:05:06

I know IABU to feel like this but I need to be handed a grip.

Been a SAHM since DD was born 3 and a half years ago. Loved every minute of it. She started nursery in April, 3 mornings a week and is about to go back again next week after summer holidays. I have found myself a perfect little part time job, it's great to bring in a bit of extra money and also great to be using that part of my brain again (numbers)... The hours that I'm doing basically mean that on one day I drop her at nursery, parents pick her up before lunch and then I get her from them 4 hours later and then another day DH will take her to nursery and I will be there for the end of the morning session to get her. So basically the only difference she will see is the day I pick her up from dparents 4 hours late and that one day I won't take her in.
Why why why do I feel guilty? I know that what I'm doing is fine but I feel awful.

fluffymummykins Wed 31-Aug-16 23:28:38

Because its new to you, that's why. And its completely normal :-)

Highlandfling80 Wed 31-Aug-16 23:31:47

Sounds perfect op. Great opportunity for you and your Dd. Good luck.

CafeCremeEtCroissant Thu 01-Sep-16 23:37:27

Aw bless. Don't you know you deliver 'a lifetime of guilt' alongside the baby?! (If you've adopted, it comes with the baby & sneaks in!).

It's a lifetimes worth, just for you! 😊

She's 3.5. A year of very, very part time nursery will do her good before starting school next year & she'll make some new friends. Nothing not to love, for BOTH of you!! There might be tears at first - so not too much make up!😁

Enjoy scraping the rust off your non mummy brain cells! 😁

manyathingyouknow Fri 02-Sep-16 08:13:45

If it's any help I work full time and don't see my son between 7 and half 4 every day five days a week. I rarely feel guilty because that's life. My husband and I each bring in good money and our son is happy and well cared for.

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