There are days, usually about 6 out of 7, where I would give my arm in order to be able to stay home and not be financially obligated to work. Even though my son is 15, I still feel guilty when I am unable to stay home with him especially if he is feeling sick. Plus now he is participating in football so I am trying to manage his crazy schedule and end up dropping him off prior to leaving for work…picking him up on my lunch…having to take my lunch at 10:30 or 2:30 depending on the practices. Sometimes having to leave work if he goes low at practice, and working late to make up for it. Having to leave work if he goes high…you get the picture.
How do some of you manage your feelings of guilt for not being there?? There are some days where I just feel like crying because my boss is mad because I’m taking to much time, I’m frustrated because I’m running around like a crazy woman on my lunch hour, and then I feel guilty because we dont make enough money to support me being able to stay home. It’s no wonder my blood pressure was high at my last Dr’s visit! Please let me know how you cope with the stresses of working full time and being a full time parent of a type 1 diabetic child.
Looking forward to your input - thanks!