My problem lies here, I work a half hour away from home in another town therefore I was not able to pick him up from school his first day. I felt horrible all day, it was his first day and I should have been there to greet him and make sure his day went well, but like a majority of mom now adays I must work and let his daycare take over as a second mom. I am grateful to have a wonderful daycare family and he loves them as much as me sometimes I believe. Still I was torn between feeling the need to be with my five year old little man and making the money to pay for the daycare itself. I was fortunate enough to be able to drop him off at least, even though it meant I was an hour late to work.
I am sure I am not the only mom who felt like I should have been there for my son like my mom had been there for me back in the stone age when I was entering school. My mother was a stay at home mother and worked from home, she was there to take me to and from school and attend all of my field trips as I grew up. I feel guilty that I am not able to do that for my children, but I realize that things are different now and my children do not really know any different. As the new school year begins how many other moms out there feel torn?