Friday night, I was watching TV with the kids when Luna snuggled up to me. She looked at me, making direct eye contact. I smiled. She smiled. She said
"mommy. You’re mean"
I raised my eyebrows. This is not something I haven’t heard before.
"Oh, why am I mean?"
Then she slammed me
"Cuz you go to work"
For a short moment, just a short moment, I was shocked. I had struggled with the working/staying home mom thing with Soleil, but not Luna. Then I realized it didn’t hurt to hear her say that. I replied.
"Well, then your class at daycare has lots of mean mommies"
Luna giggled, snuggled and went back to her TV.
It really didn’t bother me. I can balance my emotions about working and being a mom. Cool.
(What really scares the hell out of me is that Luna is 28 months old. How the HELL does she know that working is a source of guilt for moms?)