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A Song

The other day CommuterGirl was singing away in her car seat when I realized she was singing a song I hadn’t taught her.That had happened once before, but that time I knew the words and jumped right in to sing with her.This time I felt really left out.The impact of being a working mother really hit me.I have a wonderful relationship with her caregivers.They send home daily sheets (what she ate, how long she slept, did she use the potty, etc.), we write in a shared journal, and I make a point of talking with her teachers at drop-off and pick-up.But they can’t tell me everything they do during a day…every song they sing, every book they read, and every game they play.

I love being a working mom.I love my job, and I don’t think I would be a very good stay at home mother.But, hearing “Mr. Sun” coming from the back seat did make me stop and think for a moment.

One comment

  1. wynona January 29, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    It’s really different for all of us, huh?
    Before I was a stay at home mom, I felt the same way. It used to make my heart sink.

    Now I am, and they are in pre-school and I am always so proud to see them learn a song, or somthing about the weather, etc. from their teachers, peers, etc.

    It’s just amazing to see them learning from every avenue. There are a million things that you will teach her that nobody else will or can. Rejoice in what she has the passion to learn from others.

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