This is challenge, I’m going to try to write a short post – not easy, as you may have noticed I’m not good at short!
This afternoon is the school summer fair. We are going – for a bit. The children love it spending their money on the things other people are getting rid of and generally just fooling about with their friends and, if I’m lucky, I might get a glass of pimms:)
So where does the guilt come in? I’m trying not to feel guilty but I do. Guilt seems to come with everything these days.
We have had so much on over the last week or two that I have barely managed to remember that the summer fair was on today. If you have read any of my other posts this week you will know there is rather a lot going on here.
Originally D was going to be working today, M had to get to a party and B has his band practice on a Saturday morning. We also have some new neighbours who moved in about a month ago who are having a housewarming party this afternoon, so I should be quite happy with the fact that we are managing to fit in a couple of hours at the school fair to spend our pennies in support of the PTA.
Then at some ridiculous hour last night I checked my emails, – I had only really focussed on work related ones for the last few days. And there were several messages from Mums at school making desperate pleas for help at the fair. I usually do a stint on a stall, but I just haven’t been able to get my head around it this time. So surely it is alright not to help on the odd occasion. I know in reality it is, but I can’t help the guilt feelings.
So, we will go and I will spend money, I will also help if they need help while I’m there, but I hate that feeling where I think I could have / should have done more.
Is it just me that feels like this? Should I let go of the guilt or do others feel like it too?
I’d love to hear from you.
Thanks for reading.