MyNews24 is a user-generated section of The stories here come from users.

Comments: 1
Article views: 124
Latest Badges:

View all nokulunganzondo's badges.

Motherhood is a guilty profession

17 July 2014, 15:40
Being a mother of two children one doesn't live with should be criminal, considering the amount of guilt one feels on a daily basis! Being a working mother is even worse! I know millions of women work, and are wives and moters and today, i want to know how y'all cope because it looks like i will lose my mind before my daughter's impending teenagehood.

when she was born, i wasn't married. so i felt guilty about THAT! Then i lived in the residence of the hospital i worked in, so i couln't even provide her with a decent home. Her father dumped me many times during and after the pregnancy, so i failed in picking a daddy too! I had cracked nipples from breastfeeding, and i was guilty for introducing her to formula. I wrote my 2nd year final exams when she was a week old, can you imagine the guilt when i had to leave her to go to college! she developed colic on her first month, and as my room was on 16th floor, i visualised tossing her down to the ground below from my window when i was desperate for sleep. i am still consumed with guilt for that. for her first birthday, i had the ingenious idea of getting her an ice cream cake....and when she wouldn't sleep later that night, i was so guilty for giving her a sugar rush! due to my work, in 2011 she went to leave in Zimbabwe with my sister, and i wake up in a panic when i start thinking about all the guilt this decision entails, even todate!

My son is three, an angel with dimples, and looks just like me. i wallked out on his daddy when i was seven months pregnant with him, so i was guilty long before he was born. he now lives with granny in Johannesburg while i work in KZN, and i may need hospitalization soon for the guilt this causes me. when i visit each month he's singing a new sond from creche, he know's his full name, his home adress and granny's name, and he tells me he loves me every three minutes. when i took him to creche on Monday, he turned to me and promised that he wouldn't cry when i dropped him off, because i said i'd pick him up later that day. i almost collapsed with guilt, because of the emotional damage my child sustains for me not being there everyday. when i dropped him off at granny's to go back to KZN, he told me he wouldn't cry. But i'd have sold my soul not to have him shuffle into the lounge with his head hung when he realised once more i was leaving!

i'm guilty for being an absent mom. when i phone my kids i'm guilty when the airtime runs out and they still have a million things to tell me. i'm guilty when my daughter wants to hang up because i'm disturbing her watching some show on television.
when i visit them i'm guilty for overcompensating with millions of presents. i'm guilty if they eat too much sweets, and even more when i discipline them. i'm guilty when i hear them say bad words they pick up from others, and when they just have minds of their own!

Mothers out there, save me from the guilt! as it is, i'm preparing a cage with a plasma screen television and hd decoder, and large amounts of soda for when my daugher becomes a teenager. i never want her to date, at least until she's 40! She grew breasts and pubic hair and i cringe looking at her, and i'm guilty i wasn't around to see it happen. Lord save me from when she goes on her period because we still haven't had the 'talk'.

The point is, i just can't seem to get it right. Everyday i wake up in a sweat thinking of all the ways my kids can come to harm, and all the ways in which i CANNOT protect them, and i'm guilty for not being supermom. Help me, i'm going crazy!

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Tyler Dean Smith
Students and what they want and w...

To the students of South Africa that think that they have been wrongly promised the a free education Read more...

0 comments 1292 views
Submitted by
Lindie Langa
Fees Must Fall No Coincidence nor...

Let me tell you my dearly beloved fellow country men and women, this whole "fees must fall debacle" is not accidental, neither is it purely political or eocio-economic.  Read more...

0 comments 516 views
Submitted by
Enriko Klopper
The not-so-new game of South Afri...

Clicking through the news and trying to compartmentalise all this information is an exhausting task. Especially if you are attempting to remain as objective as humanly possible. Read more...

0 comments 185 views
Submitted by
Victor van Heerden
Are the FeesMustFall and Decoloni...

Are the FeesMustFall and Decolonisation adherents anymore credible than the SJW’s?  Read more...

0 comments 349 views
Submitted by
'Big Chief' Zuma suddenly meets e...

Zuma might not have had a normal school education, but he is undoubtedly street-smart. As Nkonto We Sizwe's military strategist.  Read more...

0 comments 833 views
Submitted by
Duane Bufe
Bias vs Accountability

Most of the comments I've read talk to how bias the ICC is towards African leaders. I cant say this is not the case, especially when other "world" leaders have been guilty of similar acts.  Read more...

0 comments 99 views


E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

Interactive Advertising Bureau
© 2016 All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.