I work all day, at times overtime too! I travel, and sometimes do not sleep in the house for a week. Part of the job, so what can I do. When I come home at 7pm, I immediately cook for the household, most of the time still with my office clothes on. Play a little with the kids before they doze off to sleep.
This routine repeats for 5 days, and if we are lucky enough, come Saturday of each week, I take them out for a treat. That’s how I put my guilt in its proper place.I give time, not just time but attention to my kids. I be like a kid, if needed. I play with them and do the things that will make them happy and excited. These moment are also maximized when the nanny goes on her day off. I am left alone with the girls and attend to them as if there is no one else around them. I bathe them, I change my bunso’s soiled diaper, I prepare something special for breakfast.
I also play teacher to my eldest as I check her artworks and writing. We play dress up game and waste a little of my make-ups for their dolls.
At the end of the day, both the girls and I are happy. No more guilt feeling for leaving them 5 working days every week.