Now after all the speeches made... it seems to have stuck on her mind.
K: Mom, I want you to go to school everyday and pick me up.
Me: I'm sorry I cannot do that because I have to go to the office and work.
K: But Chloe's* mom is in school everyday.
Now this is where I answered wrong (and I am sincerely sorry, no offense meant.)
Me: Maybe she does not have to work?
K: Why? Because she has lots of money?
See why I shouldn't have said that? I am sure Chloe's* mom is there everyday (and "everyday" can be an exaggeration from a nursery student) for a good reason. So I tried to take it back...
Me: Or maybe... Her mom works near your school?
K: Yeah, maybe she works IN the school.
Me: Yes, maybe,
It ended with me asking her to check her other classmates and see if their moms are there everyday. I hope she does not spread the word... I hope I don't start a nursery class mutiny with 20 four year olds insisting their moms be in school everyday!
Are you a working mom? How do you explain to your child?
*Not her real name.