Tonight when I was putting my cute and freshly-bathed-and-pasta-fed boy to bed (for the third time) I broke the news...

Buddy, you have to stay in bed. You need to get good sleep because you have school in the morning.

But I don't wanna go to school. I want ta stay home and watch a show and be wiff you for da whole day.

And then....

Say it momma. Say, "But you have ta go to school because I have ta go to work. And Dad has ta go to work. " Den say, "Dat's just how it is, Adam."

And the veil of working mommy guilt settled heavily upon me.

The words I say so often in such a matter of fact way stung me.

Then my cute and too-smart-for-his-own-good boy said,

Den say, "Da best part of my day is seeing my sweet, sweet boy at five-firty."

And I did say it.

And it is true.

I cannot even begin to say how I cherish five-firty.


Casey :

Aww! How sweet!

I really miss having a little one. They love their mamas so much.

I'm now uncool 95% of the time.

Preppy Pink Crocodile :

Makes my heart melt!

Anonymous :

aw...I have to say that I've so loved spending this summer with J by not sending her to FT summer camp. We've both loved it- she said it'sbeen her best summer

Lennye :

That was a heart wrencher!

Tina Leigh :

That is so precious!

Pink in a sea of blue :

I know what you're feeling because I worked full-time until mini#1 was 5 and #2 was 18 months. The guilt thing would creep in from time to time. However, sometimes I feel like they got a better mommy then than they do now that I'm around all of the time! :)

Unknown :

Aww - that made me tear up! So very sweet.

Ms. Mayhem :

Oh, cute, that is what I tell my friends when the are getting ready to return to work and take their babies to daycare...I say "oh, 5:30 is the best part of my day"..."wait until you see your child's face light up when they see or hear your voice at the end of the day"...it's the best moment!

Gracie Beth :

That is so sweet!

Randall @ Happy For This Moment :

Aw, five-firty is certainly something to look forward to each day!

Marilyn *Pink Martinis and Pearls* :

Oh that is so sweet. See? No need to feel guilty, he understands and he looks forward to 5:30 as much as you do. :)

The 5 Bickies :

oh so sweet...he is SO smart!

I remember those days when I was working. I preferred pick up to drop off so I could relish the best part of the day instead of linger in the guilt of drop off.

I hope you are having a great day!

Becky K. :

Love...he gets it!

Becky K.

Tonja :

Now that is sweet. Even though he really doesn't like it, he knows it is coming. And, kids can be so accepting. They are also such creatures of habit. And, preschoolers do love repetition. So, you MUST say all the right things in the right order, and all's right with the world. Ah, the mind of a preschooler. It is wonderful...and so is that sweet little one of yours.

Holly :

Oh sweet, sweet boy! I bet five-firty is FULL of hugs, kisses and stories.

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques :

Casey took the words right out of my hands...."AWWWWWWW!" Verrrrrry sweet! He is a smart cookie.

I can see why you look forward to five thirty!

The Mrs. :

I just teared up! At least he's listening!!

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