A few months ago I had the opportunity to go to an buy modafinil los angeles concert. It happened to fall on a weeknight… and with less than 2 days notice my wife couldn’t go because it was her late night at work.
That meant if I went our kids would have to fend for themselves for the night. They’re old enough to be by themselves but I was conflicted.
Eric Church is one of my favorite country artists but parental guilt, and the feeling that I needed to be there for my kids, made me want to turn the offer of tickets down.
In fact, I was going to turn it down… but before I could… I was told that not only did I have tickets but I was on the list for a backstage meet-and-greet. It was too late to back out so I called a friend to see if he wanted to go.
I still felt a little guilty leaving the kids at home and heading to the show but I’m glad I went. It was a great show, I had fun hanging out with a friend, and my girls got along just fine for a night without my wife and I around.
That night… and the fact I almost turned it down… got me thinking a lot about parental guilt. How I know there have been times that I’ve let it get the best of me and missed some opportunities because of it.
Since then I’ve tried to let go of the parental guilt. To realize that me being gone one night isn’t going to scar my kids… and the independence is probably good for them. To their credit, they’ve actually supported a few nights out that my wife and I have had recently.
A year ago my wife and I would’ve turned down weeknight tickets to buy modafinil paypal australia and buy modafinil uk amazon, opting to stay home but no more. I’ve realized that having time for ourselves and each other is just as important as having time with our kids.