Cognitive Dissonance

Instead of taking my kid someplace or playing with her on this school-free day, I conked out and slept all day. I’m a bad mother.

On the other hand, she engaged in imaginative play on her own for hours, not needing me in the least. I’m a good mother.

If the point of child-rearing is preparing the child for the parent’s death, then “my child doesn’t need me” is the greatest badge of honor.

OK, I solved my cognitive dissonance.

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