Moms Have All the Power-Right?
Children seem to think their mothers control everything. After all – don’t we? Moms feed them. Moms diaper them. Moms drive them places. Moms know exactly how long to microwave all things. Moms provide the clothes. Or so it may seem to the kids.
One day after my husband left when the children were seven, five and four years old we went to a local restaurant. As we sat at the table in the center of the room there was talk of where Daddy was. Why was he not with us?
“Well, Daddy doesn’t live with us anymore.” Difficult words to say and more difficult to comprehend when you thought you’d be married forever. Not really knowing how young children could possibly process this statement I left it at that.
When my youngest child spoke up, so loudly that everyone around us could hear, “What I want to know is-why did you marry someone who would go off and leave us like this?”