I spend a lot of time debating myself about this stuff. On one hand, I get paid to be at the beck and call of an only child. On the other, I get paid to help her grow into a functional person. So we spend a lot of time talking about personal responsibility (why it’s plenty fair that I won’t carry her backpack), but then I also have this weird guilty feeling like teaching her how to do the work isn’t work at all (though it clearly is). Whew. Thoughts. They’re exhausting.