Friday, March 25, 2011

When I grow up...

I overheard a conversation between my husband and our sweet little 4 year old daughter Emma tonight. I was putting some laundry away in her room and pappa was getting her jammies on and I'm not sure how it started but Emma says, "Boys go to work and girls stay home". This is the first time I realized how being a stay-at-home mom has shaped her perception of her own future. Then pappa promptly said she didn't have to stay home, because secretly I think he hopes she will become a rocket scientist someday. And I do too. Well, a rocket scientist, or an artist, or a teacher or whatever will make her happy. And if she wants to be a stay-at-home mom like her mommy, well that's ok too.

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