“Mommy has to go to work. Bye-bye,” I said to two-year old Ava as I began our hug-and-kiss ritual this morning.
“I go Mama too,” she urged.
“No, baby I’m sorry, mommy’s going to work,” I replied and kissed the top of her head.
She looked up into my eyes, lifted her hands, and told me in a matter-of-fact voice, “I go work too.”