It’s So Black And White To Them

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There are very few things that feel worse

than being grilled by an 11-year old

who’s telling you how much you messed up,

because you weren’t there when you said you would be.

See, kids have this way

of telling you your flaws

in the simplest way

so that you can’t really argue with them.

After 15 minutes of being schooled

on how to be a responsible adult

and trying to hold back tears

so that a little human

that is a fraction of your age

does not see you cry,

you realize that you’ve¬†experienced what it’s like to have mother’s guilt.

I couldn’t imagine feeling like that all of the time.

To my mother,

I’m sorry.

To other mothers,

I’m also sorry.

To me,

well,

I think I’ll stick to being a dog mom for a while.

 

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