No, it’s not from watching the movie. Actually it might be featured there, but I haven’t watched it since I don’t need access to even more wacko ideas.
Ha! Just trying to keep it together here.
But because you are probably short on time, as a mom,I’ll get right to it: it’s that place of constant guilt. The imagination that you are a bad mom for juggling different things instead of having hyper focus ALL. THE. TIME.
You Are Not a Bad Mom
Juggling lots of different things does not make you a bad mom.
In fact juggling was probably created for us to manage, expressly because we manage so many different things, well.
Repeat after me:
I always envisioned myself as a pioneer, but at that time I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t be the example. I got out of the military.
I feel like this guilt starts early. We live in a culture that is geared toward “either/or.” Early on in life, we are asked this question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and it’s so limiting.
Like we can only be or do one thing!
It limits us to think we are only productive only AFTER – after we’ve grown up, or after something else is accomplished… why?
It’s madness to think that not finishing everything we juggle is a sign of a bad mom! You can relax! You were made for many things.
It’s my belief that this seemingly harmless elementary school question limits us as a culture. It certainly causes confusion among parents searching for “their one thing.”
You can ask that of grown adults who feel that any career change is a midlife crisis.
And each of your roles has built you for your next purpose.