This morning, I'm rushing the kids to get them to work. I'm annoyed because my SO is supposed to be feeding them and he's on the computer. Then he disappears to scrape the cars and I'm still at home instead of at work. I'm running a 1/2 hour late and I tell the kids, "We have to hurry because if I'm too late to work I can't make it to the bus." It wasn't meant to make the kids worry. I have been late too often and I keep having to find odd ways to fit 1/2 hours of work at home, but sooner or later someone will get annoyed with me. I meant that I felt guilty leaving to pick up the kids at the bus if I am running so late, but that's not what I said. It doesn't sound like the kids took it to heart...but anyone else do this? Dwell over comments that probably no one remembers later?