Later today I'm leaving for my second business trip in a month. My daughter is staying with my parents while I'm away. We've only been apart 1 day, but already, I miss her like crazy.
I'll only be gone for 2 days, but it seems like 2 months. It's not that I'm worried she won't be taken care of or that something will happen to her--I just miss being her mom. My mother told me it's totally normal to miss your kids when you're separated, but a friend of mine begs to differ. She thinks I have a codependent relationship with my daughter.
I was a little offended when my friend suggested this, but as time has passed, I can acknowledge there's probably some truth to what she said. Being my daughter's mother is my most cherished role in life. But I don't think that necessarily makes me codependent--I think that makes me a good mom.
You decide, though. What kind of mom do these 10 things make me?
1. I cry when we're separated. When I left my daughter yesterday, I criedRead More »from Does This Make Me a Good Mom... Or a Codependent Mother?