Think these words made me sad? Think again. I do work, and I work hard, and I have been struggling, of late, to get everything done and done well. But my writing work is important, and so, on a different level is the fact that I work at all. I want the kids to get that Rob and I both work, that we both worked hard to get to jobs that we enjoy and that help us all to lead the lives we enjoy. Just because Daddy goes to an office and Mommy doesn’t does not mean Mommy isn’t working. Bur sometimes I wonder how much that sinks in. I am pretty much around for them, when it comes to after school, stuff and such. It’s rare for me to say I can’t do something or be somewhere because I have to work.
But apparently not that rare, because today Lily uttered those magic words, and now I know, for sure, that when she looks back on her childhood she’ll remember that her mom took care of her AND had a job.
At least I hope she will remember that I took care of her!
To me, that’s a little score for my team. I can see how others might not see it that way, but I’ll take it.