I remember a time when I was headed to work and my daughter told me she would be having a lot of fun with her siblings and dad without me. Now it did not matter that those said siblings were imaginary siblings. Or that said Father had never been seen by her in her entire life. What did matter was how she perceived my work. To have good and well-mannered kids takes time and effort. I take a lot of pride in doing my job as a mom. It has been a long time since I have had to go to work and my kids take second fiddle to my job. But I understand the stress of having a job you need and trying to raise a family.