My younger son speaks up from the backseat and says he can only remember two times I have ever had to tell him I had too much to do to spend time with him. We talked about for a moment. He discussed how the times this has happened, it was when I was backed against a deadline. He said what he remembers is that I always stop to play with him or spend time with him or to help him.
I am not sure what that states about my work ethic to others, which in my opinion has always been pretty driven and very strong. But, it does speak volumes to me on how my child sees me. I am glad he is growing to reflect that he is more important than my work, that his time with me is precious and coveted. I do not know what it states about my work ethic, but I am proud of what it speaks about my mommy ethic.