I get a real thrill out of working so to be honest it is more than just material things that keep me grinding on the 9-5. This being said, I sometimes think I overcompensate for the fact that I am away from Princess during the day. She has a fantastic time at her childminders and I think to some extent jealousy plays a huge part on what I decide to do on the weekends with her.
I try to make up for the time I did not see her during the week by doing as much as I possibly can over Saturday and Sunday along with the evenings before bed. We go to local zoos, farms, shops, parks, family visits, bake cakes, play dress up etc. I am trying to quench my daughters thirst for new experiences and let her mind and emotional well being flourish.
But am I doing too much? Can you do too much?
Her birthday is around the corner and I am trying very hard not to go over the top. She wants everything including her gifts to be pink and I have indulged her. Cake, balloons, gifts – Pink.
Would I have done this if I was with her every day, or would I have gone to Sainsbury’s, bought a Hello Kitty cake and invited 5 or 6 kids over for cake and sandwiches?
Am I overcompensating? Or just being a ‘cool’ mummy?