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Reminders That I Did The Right Thing

Dear Dr. Laura:

I attend a 45-minute workout class at my local YMCA a few times a week.  After my most recent workout, I picked up my kids from the Y's playroom.  There was a small book fair outside the adjoining preschool/daycare.  We stopped to admire and read some of the books.

As I was reading to my little ones, a very well-dressed mother and her three-year-old son who was clutching a toy airplane hurriedly walked by us.  The mother dropped her son off at the daycare, and he immediately started screaming "Mommy!  Mommy!  Mommy!" but she turned around and walked out the door with a look on her face that said, "he'll get over it."  I don't think she even stopped long enough to kiss him on the head goodbye.  The little boy stood in the doorway of the daycare screaming for his mother, and not one person from the daycare came to console him or distract him or do anything for him.  He did this for at least ten minutes.  It was heartbreaking.

I used to be a working mom, but thanks to you, I quit that chaos.  Witnessing this incident was a further reminder that my husband and I made the right decision.  Thank you for giving me back the best years of my life and more importantly, giving my kids their MOMMY back.  You are a light in the darkness.  Keep it up.

All the best,


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Tags: Day Care, Job, Parenting, Personal Responsibility, Values
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