Laura - posted on 01/08/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )
Can anyone give me some advice on how to deal with the guilt that I'm not at home with my son.
My son is 4 years old and since he was 3 he has been in a creche full time (9am-6pm).
I took a break last summer from May to July and I was going mad with frustration at home and so was my son so the solution is defintely not to give up work. I feel awful every day when I have to leave him and in the evenings when I get a couple of precious hours with him I smother him with affection...so much that he actually says 'Mammy, stop kissing and cuddling me I want to play'.
I feel like I'm missing out on precious years that I can never get back does anyone feel the same as me or am I an overprotective mother??