She demanded that *I* and not her teachers put her socks on.
Then she joined her classmates playing on the mat. I approached her to remind her that I was going, and that I’d be back, and was waved off dismissively.
On the other hand, her teachers said she told them repeatedly (a lot) that “Mommy is coming back to pick me up after class,” and after I did, she turned to me and said “you kept your promise.”
Yes, baby…I kept my promise. As long as I’m alive, I’ll always be here for you.