OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES

OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES

From Chicken Soup for the Working Mom's Soul

Out of the Mouths of Babes

As a busy working mother of an infant and kindergartner, my daughter, Betsy, juggles her aerospace engineer career and motherhood. Her following e-mail to me contains some thoughts for working moms:

I talked to a guy at work who’s been married for thirty-four years. His two sons are grown and gone. He talked about how fast time goes by and how parents have to make sacrifices. You can’t turn the clock back. I’m working full time, maybe more. I may take the risk and go part-time in the fall. Amy will be out of school at three o’clock, so maybe I could work five hours a day and be there to pick her up. I asked her this morning what she’d like, and she said she’d like me to be there. I told her my options—how I could work less—we would get less money—but we would have more time together. She said, “But I’m special-er than money!”
Out of the mouths of babes.

Miriam Hill

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