The first few times she said this, my heart broke. Do I say it that often? Does she think that I use work as an excuse to rush out of her bedroom? Do the big kids think that, too? Am I putting my career ahead of my family? ... [More]Read the rest here, and be sure to share what your kids think you do!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
My Preschooler Is a Working Mom in Training
Aside from maternity leave -- during which I was still churning out freelance stories -- my kids have never known me to be an at-home-only mom. So it really wasn't much of a surprise when my 3-year-old started trying to use "I have to work" as an excuse to avoid bedtime. What was a surprise, to me, was how it made me feel -- at least initially: