Monday, January 5, 2009

Spin Cycle: We've Got Nothing to be Guilty Of.

OK, this is the first time I've done this. I'm trying to fit in with the cool east coast bloggers. (It's a long shot. I know.) So Jen, from Sprite's Keeper, (s0 cute!!!) does this on her blog and I wanna get in on the action. This week's spin is guilt.

Wow. Where to begin. There are so many things in my life that I feel guilty about (doing or not doing). Here's my list:

  • I feel guilty about not fixing dinner for my family and husband every night. (Don't get me wrong. We eat every night. It's just usually Ramen or tomato soup for the kids and something equally as unexciting for Romeo.)

  • I feel guilty for not keeping a cleaner house and for not keeping up with the laundry.

  • I feel guilty for having that feeling come over me when I see my kids walk up the sidewalk after getting home from school. They've been gone all day. I should be so excited to see them. But it mostly just makes me feel guilty for...

  • ...having spent the entire day in my pj's and having not taken a shower yet and it's 4:00 in the afternoon.

  • I feel guilty when I don't offer Harley any solid food the entire day. He gets a bottle of formula with cereal mixed in it but it's mostly a thick bottle, rather than a solid meal. (This doesn't happen but maybe once a week.)

  • And since we're on the subject of solid foods...I feel guilty for feeding Harley said solids through one of those bottle feeder things instead of with a spoon.

  • I feel guilty for not calling/visiting my grandma more often. She's 95 and isn't likely to be around much longer.

  • I feel guilty for not visiting my parents more often.

  • I feel guilty for not calling my friend more...or ever.

  • I feel guilty about eating unhealthily because it's set a bad example for my kids.

  • I feel guilty for not going to church more...or ever.

  • I feel guilty when I take a nap when my house isn't clean...which is every time I take a nap.

  • I feel guilty when I read some one's blog and I don't leave a comment. I feel like if you're there, you should let them know about it. (Blogger's note: This one really only applies to me! Please don't feel guilty if you come here and don't comment. I really DO LOVE comments but I'll never know if you were here and didn't comment. I didn't mean to add more guilt to your list by implying that you should comment or I'll die. It's true, though.)

  • I feel guilty when I knowingly don't remind my 4th grader to do his homework because I HATE doing homework...

  • I feel guilty for HATING to do homework with my kids.

  • I feel guilty for having my TV on All. Day. Long.
  • I feel guilty for making all the other moms out there feel bad because my baby is the cutest baby that ever babied. (I'm kidding!!! I'm supposed to think he's the cutest, right?)

Well there you have it. I'm sure there's more but I can't think of them. Jen said that guilt weighs 2 pounds per issue so that means I should lose 34 ell bees by the time I get over these things! YAY ME!!!

Now you're all tagged. Get spinning!


Ryan and Jacki Andrew said...

I just wanted to let you know I was here. I now feel guilty about not commenting when I read a blog. So I had to say something.

Sprite's Keeper said...

Now, just so you know, the two lbs per issue doesn't account for water weight.. :-) Personally, I would feel pretty blessed to spend the day in my jammies, but I see what you're saying. Welcome to the Spin Cycle, you're linked, and you're forgiven!

Amber said...

Yay! And I do feel blessed to be able to spend the day in my jams. Blessed and bored. Thanks for including me in the spin!

Thanks for the comment, Jack. You BETTER feel guilty. We bloggers LIVE for comments! lol

Laurel said...

Ok, so the guilt got to me. I read this post last night and didn't leave a commnent. So here, here is your stupid guilt ridden stupid little comment. Enjoy!

Laufa said...

Go take a shower, feed your kid, and cheer up.

Debbie said...

I was here.

I think you're toting around too much guilt and you should make it your resolution to knock at least three things off that list.

And then if you don't knock them off your list, you can feel guilty because you made a resolution and didn't stick to it.

It's an endless cycle, isn't it?

wendy said...

This is a good series you are setting up. Amber, I work in a court house and everyone is INNOCENT until proven GUILTY ---so I am not admitting nothin--- I may be guilty of something, but you guys gotta prove it. Otherwise I'll continue to commit my same vices over, and over, and over and over -- get it.

Anonymous said...

WOW! That's a lot of guilt! I absolve you of the laundry guilt. It is just me and my husband at home, we do a load every day, and there is still laundry in the baskets waiting it's turn. TRUE! How do people with kids ever keep up! 1 load a day is my max, for the rest of my life and I am not going to judge people who have some piles (unless it is crawling out the door and the kids have nothing remotely clean to wear. That I will judge!) Anyway...long comment...I used to know a woman who's kids only had basically 1 weeks worth of clothes. The laundry couldn't get out of control because there weren't that many clothes in the house. haha

Casey said...

Of course you're supposed to think your kid is the cutest. I think mine are too! And what's wrong with being in PJ's at 4PM? It's almost 9 and I'm still in mine.

mrsbear said...

Great first spin, and not just because I'm guilty of a lot of those. I try not to sweat them though, there are way bigger things I can feel guilty about...Homework sucks, btw, I know I hate forcing my kids to do it, I hate the ensuing arguments, I hate the effort it takes...Yeah. Thanks for commenting yesterday, nice to know who is out there reading. No pressure though, don't want you gathering any unnecessary guilt. And yes, sick babies are the worst, it stresses me the heck out especially if there's puke involved. It would help if my toddler spoke English, unfortunately most of it is baby speak, which I'm not so fluent in.

~The South Dakota Cowgirl~ said...

Thanks for joining the spin!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Over from Sprite's.

Go easy on yourself girl. You have a lot on your plate. I'm with Sprite. I'd love a PJ day.

Keely said...

I *never* feel guilty for spending the day in my pjs. Who cares? I'm comfy. And there are so many other things to feel guilty about, lol.