when is it okay to tell my mother she needs to spend more time with my sister?

Marisol - posted on 03/19/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )

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I take care of my 12 year old sister everyday after school until my parents get home after or around dinnertime. They come home and eat and a short time after get ready for bd. My mom took a job at the beginning of the last school year not because we were struggling financially, just because of a good opportunity. my sister is in the age where she just started her period, wants to experiment with makeup, and talks about boys at her school. She also wants to go places with her friends. I remember these being a lot of the moments I shared with my mom, whether it just be her putting make up on me or explaining to me what things were. and my sister has expressed she really misses my mom. I try and give her the best advice but I feel she is too embarrassed to completely open up. My sister also knows how much my mom loves her job, since she recently started working some Saturdays. Now I don't mind taking care of my sister, but I think she needs quality mom time my mom just doesn't have. She has recently missed a couple school events and I know that broke my sisters heart. Is my sister just in an emotional stage going through puberty and dealing with losing a full time mom to a full time worker, or should I sit down and talk to my mom about what my sister needs? I don't want to feel like I'm bypassing her as a mother cause I respect her 100%!

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