I’m sorry sweetheart. Mommy has to work. I know this is your first field trip as a 1st grader but I can’t take off of work. I know it’s hard for you to understand this but this is part of being an adult.
When you cry like that it breaks my heart. I am trying my best to balance out life and work but sometimes work wins. Understand that YOU do come first. But in order for you to come first I have to work to provide for you.
I know it may seem like I’m the ONLY parent that’s not coming but I assure you I’m not. I will make it up to you sweetheart.
Please dry your eyes. Mommy loves you and I will be thinking of you all day. Have a great day and pick the shiniest apple in the orchard just for me, mkay?