I feel so guilty... this is how I start a lot of my thoughts and conversations, which is something I really need to work on. I think a lot of us moms have been made to feel guilty about one thing or another in our parenting abilities. Not to mention all the other aspects of our lives.
As a work-at-home mom, you essentially become both the day care provider (which is a full time job in itself) and the business professional. It's really tricky finding the balance of getting your work done and providing a stimulating environment for your baby.
So of course, my pediatrician started making me feel guilty about this when Niall was a mere 4 months old- "Have you started socializing him yet?" is what she asked me. I beg your pardon? Socializing. For a 4 month old. Not only should I be making sure he is interacting with other babies, but apparently they really need to be within a few months of his age.
Am I supposed to go to some baby picking farm and find me some perfectly ripe, socially acceptable babies for Niall to take home with us? I thought this was pretty strange, but it freaked me out a little. Of course we all want to do what is best for our babies. I don't want Niall to be the loner amongst all the other 4 month olds or anything ;)
They were playing the steel drums today (aka formula cans and milk cartons with wooden spoons) and really rocked out. Debbie and I are hoping that one day, they'll hit it big and be able to say they started their garage band together when they were less than a year old!