Dear Dr. Laura:
I had a similar experience to a listener who emailed you last week. I was a stay-at-home mom (my kids are now all young adults), and when my youngest was in second grade, the school had a "mother's day lunch" for kids in her grade and their moms.
My daughter was very excited to have me there, as she had heard from our older kids what a special day it was. As she was about to read her letter about me, she was interrupted by a few of the working moms who arrived late to the event. One of the late-arriving women commented that she "blew out of a meeting" to get there, and another one said out loud "I hope this doesn't run too long!"
My daughter waited patiently to begin again, and I felt so proud as she recounted how we loved to draw together in the afternoons before she started her homework. Her wish for me was that I could get a day off from cooking, cleaning and doing the dishes. As I write this, I still feel the pride I felt that day fifteen years ago. I'm proud that my husband and I made our family our priority, proud that our children were with me every day and were loved all day, every day. Thank you, Dr. Laura, for all you do to encourage people to keep their priorities straight!
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