I've come to realize though they see me as more than their boss. I'm their mom, their friend, their confidant. I don't just call them my staff, I call them my girls. They tell me things they don't tell their own mom, and I've told them things I wouldn't tell my own children! Often times I'll say "pay attention, this is an important life lesson." Not surprisingly, they then roll their eyes just like my own real kids do.
So today when one of my girls texted me her latest boy issue, I wasn't sure whether to wear my mom hat? My friend hat? Or my mentor hat? This definitely called for a life lesson response.
I typed back what I've learned to be true:
Be young and carefree.
Drink, laugh and dance.
Grab hold of love and chase after lust.
Take advantage of youth and live your life now.
But get your ass back to work soon.
Hopefully it's a lesson they will remember.