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When I heard it, it made me laugh.
I figured one day I would have to have this conversation with my children. I had been thinking about what my answer would be when they asked me why I “don’t work”. The prospect of being asked this question never scared me, in fact, I looked forward to sharing my answer.
went deeper. My son’s school has an after school care program. He views it as
longer playtime with his schoolmates that he is missing out on. He asked me, “When will I get to go to [the after
don’t know if you will have to. I am home and able to pick you up after school.
The moms of the kids who go to the program work and are not able to pick them up
to take them home until later.”
conversation stopped here until another evening after dinner. (Strange how kids
have amazing memories at times, but then other times you have to constantly
remind them…) So, we were relaxing after dinner together as a family and on a television show my son saw women
working in a paid job. He turned to me and asked, “Momma, when are you going to
get a job?”
work right now is here in our house taking care of cleaning and cooking and
washing clothes, and caring for you and [your sister] and Daddy and paying
bills and making sure we don’t spend too much money.”
that is a lot!”
that will not end any future questions about my choice of work, but it was an
honest answer. And, of course, his response is very true! It is a lot. For this
season of my life, it is enough…and, it is WORK.
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