Thursday, May 29, 2008

Green eyed monster

I must not be jealous of Eve's relationship with her nanny. I must not be jealous of the way she always giggles when she sees the Boy and never at me. I must not be jealous of the expat women wandering around Central pushing their children in buggies while I dash out between meetings to grab a sandwich. I must not be jealous of my single or un-childed friends who do all sorts of glam and exciting things, staying out very late, while I sing heads, shoulders, knees and toes for the thousandth time. I must not be jealous of those celeb-mummies who, unlike me, don't still look pregnant 5 months after having their baby (and who can make it to the gym each day).

It has been a tough week. One of those when I feel I have done nothing very well.

Grump

6 comments:

Grande Poobah said...

erm..........

point of order.........

"still look pregnant"????? what bizarre mirror are you looking in young lady??????

LottieP said...

Well exactly, you must be joking. You look better than most women do before they have a baby.

Same erg rating as me for 20 minutes, so many metres more - that's all I'm saying...

Emily V said...

Some say that you don't know the full meaning of the concept of 'feeling guilty' until you become a mother. Doing the best you can is all you can do. Never quite seems like enough though...

Hope the grump lifts.

magicman said...

I'm with Emily.
Sometimes we all feel like we're not doing well. We can only do our best.

As they say "Children maket the parents".

& whilst I remember, films where children suffer affect me a lot more now I have children myself.

Chin up.

Mummy said...

Thanks everyone. I have just had an awful morning where my internet connection at home crashed so I couldn't work there, I had to take Eve to the docs for her jabs (always breaks my heart, even though she didn't cry this time) and had a major run in with my boss because I clearly don't think it is as crucial as he does to get something completed today.

After nearly bursting into tears outside the doc's, I am now at my desk wondering whether to resign.

It was nice to come into the office to some support from you guys.

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