Regret and Self-Recrimination
2 hour snow delay for school. Kids are with their father.
Do I have 80+ pages (in small font) of Said's Orientalism to prep for class? Yes.
Do I wheedle in a text to the kids' father so that I don't become responsible for the extra at home hours and then dropping the kids off? Yes.
Do the kids get, presumably, a chill morning playing extra video games at Dadda's house? Yes.
Do I feel wracked with regret because I have gone to work and missed out on parenting time? Yes.
Do I have to be at work though? Yes.
Do I feel grief-filled and guilt-ridden nonetheless? Yes.