I've been married for 36 years. Like everyone else, I am sheltering in place, so I'm cleaning out old closets and drawers. I came across a poem I wrote in 1997, when I quit my dream job to stay at home with my kids. It's a decision I've never regretted. As I re-read the poem, I thought it was still relevant for today, so I wanted to share it with you. Thank you.
For my daughter:
I used to drop you off at daycare - to lead another Life.
One with circle times, crafts and snacks.
I used to drop you off at daycare - to lead another Life
One with business meetings, memos and power lunches.
Now I drop you in my lap at home - leading the same Life.
One with children's stories, smiles and picnics in the park.