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Posted by on 18 February 2008


The worst thing that working mothers all over the world probably ever have to deal with is guilt.

Guilt for being in the middle of a make-or-break meeting, when your son’s kindergarten teacher calls up to say he fell off the monkey bars. ..

Guilt when you come home after a long meeting at the lawyer’s office to finalize and sign affidavits, only to find your children asleep on the couch, the TV still on…

Guilt to find your daughter’s teacher’s note reminding you to buy the English textbook that she’s been bugging you about the night before, when you were too busy finishing your monthly report to your Head Office…

Guilt as you hurriedly drop off at the daycare centre your crying, kicking, screaming toddler, with no time to spare to soothe and comfort him, as you are running late for a very important presentation…

Guilt when you call home from a hotel room 10,000 kilometers away from home, to tell your sick son that you’ll be home “very soon”…

I’m wracked with guilt at this very moment, as I pack my bag for a business trip to Jakarta with my husband tomorrow.

It’s just for two nights…Lola will be sleeping with them…They’ll be all right…It’s just for two nights…

Guilt. No matter how many times you’ve been through it before, it never gets any easier.

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