Sunday, August 5, 2007

Morning Rush and My Daughter

About two weeks ago I was having my usual morning rush. I was running late. While at the door, my daughter called "Mom, mom". I shouted back "what?! what?!" with an obvious annoyed tone of voice. She came running down the stairs and said "I just want to give you this. Have a good day at work" :

So you can just imagine the guilt feeling I had. Don't even get me started with guilty feelings, because I have a lot of those as a working mom. Come to think of it, my daughter is growing so fast. She's a tween now, and before I know it, she'll be a teenager. My husband and I are already discussing stuff like "let her use birth control pills or not" at the onset of puberty. Lots of issues to consider....

My daughter is a very sweet girl but she's also got her Dad's personality - Type A, extrovert. Now if you'd excuse me, I think I'd read my "Everything About Tween" book once again....

P.S. I Love My Daughter

UPDATED 8/24/07 : I entered this in a blog carnival here:

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15 comments:

A Dusty Frame said...

aww:) Sweet picture

Jen said...

oh bless your daughter

Angella said...

What a sweet photo!

Lynn said...

Nice drawing. :) And that's so sweet of you daughter. Sometimes too I'm guilty of getting home late at night because of work. That's why I make it up with my daughter when I'm home. Super bonding. And about the book, good that you've mentioned it, I'm going to buy me that.

karen said...

hi! my first visit here, saw your post in pmn. i'm a working mom too so i know about the guilt... but it seems you're raisig her right coz you have such a sweet girl! =)

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

What a sweetheart! That is an awesome picture.

Unfortunately I am notorious for being late and grumpy in the morning.

raqgold said...

you know what, i also try not to be so grumpy in the morning; i slip sometimes though. this story melted my heart.

Kristen said...

awww, that is a cute picture. She's a great artist.

Joanne said...

Oh, this is what always happen to a rushing mom, let's cheers :)

Joanne
http://www.imhappyfish.com/blog

ADELE said...

I got the book today! I have enjoyed it so very much. Such a nice book and full of great information. Thanks again. I really love it!

SingForHim @ Real Life said...

This is so true. So many times I say to my kids, "not now, I have to work." When I need to just spend a little time with them.

Your daughter is precious!

TaunaLen said...

Those little gifts are priceless. Your daughter must be very sweet.

~TaunaLen

Michelle said...

Oh! Moments like that just melt your heart don't they? (Your little girl is quite the artist too!)

Kim said...

I know that working mom guilt all too well. Kids have an amazing way of reminding us what's important don't they?

Kim @ TheBitterBall

The Surrendered Scribe said...

What a talented and loving girl you have there. You are very talented too!