I’m fascinated by the way my pre-schooler absorbs my words, actions and even emotions, then plays them back to me like a little DVD player. Lately, I can see her brain processing the working-mom side of her mommy, and it’s really cute. Here are a few examples:
A while back, I started telling her, “I love you every day, all the time. I even love you when I’m at work!” Now, she’ll come up to me, sit on my lap and say, “I love you, Mommy. I even love you when I’m at work!”
In the bathtub the other day, she was making up songs that seemed to include snippets about her day. One of the lyrics went, “Mommy’s going to a meeting while you’re at school.” Followed by, “Don’t be shy when the teachers come to get you out of the car. Lalalalalaaaaaaaa…”
One of her favorite games to play is “going to work.” It’s very elaborate. She waits until my husband or I am in the kitchen making dinner. Then she comes up the side stairs with her baby and knocks on the door. When we answer, she gives us the baby with detailed instructions about her care. Then she says, “OK. I’m going to a meeting now. I’ll be back to get you in just a few hours.” Then she goes back down the stairs, gets on her little scooter and drives around the back patio. A few minutes later, we hear another knock, and it’s her, coming to get her dolly. What a good little working mom!
How about you, WMAGs? Do your kids have any cute games that show they “get” their working mama?