I hope you enjoyed my previous diary post. Today's post will be just a little vent/reminder I have to myself often….share don't compare!
Over the course of the next several blog posts on this topic, I will often refer to “mommy friends.” In my experience over the year+ I have been a mommy, especially a working mommy, it has been SO beneficial to find mommy friends, especially ones that live in my area and are working mothers (benefit that they also work in the schools).
Why do I find this so important? Adult interaction! As SLPs, yes we go to work, but we work with kids! So when I am working and stepping out of mommy mode, I am still interacting mainly with children. It is so nice to interact with other mommies and teacher mommies after school and on weekends.
I have developed a great group of mommies that help me realize I'm not alone, get feedback and suggestions from, and just get together at parks and play groups.
While it is so nice to be around other mommies and babies, it makes it so difficult not to compare.
- Why is that child talking and mine isn't?
- Why is that child walking and mine isn't?
- That child can imitate words…mine can't.
- That child will eat ____ but mine won't!
- That child slept through the night at ____ months but mine doesn't.
- and so much more!