Monday morning baby Alex awoke in his mother's loving embrace. His mother changed him, fed him, and snuggled him, which he of course loved. But when she went to get her coat and suitcase baby Alex got upset as he realized she was getting ready to leave him for work. Not wanting her to go he cried and cried begging her to stay. Unable to bear her son crying his mom swept him up into her arms to comfort the child. To calm the upset child she promised she would stay with him today so he didn't have to be upset.
Every day after that the same routine happened. Alex was happy and loving child until he saw his mother preparing to leave, at which point he would cry and cry until his mom promised to stay with him. No matter what his mother tried or did she couldn't find any way to leave without upsetting her beloved son, but she knew she wouldn't make any money if she stayed home.
How did Alex's mom comfort him and keep him happy while still having enough money to pay for everything he needed?
This isn't as open ended as it may seem...
Alex's mom's solution is already clearly explained.
I was very specific in my wording for a reason...
Adding minor hints
Ultimately Alex's mother went to work every day while Alex was comforted
This is not actually an unusual situation, I've seen many a few parents doing the same thing.
and a bigger hint:
You shouldn't make presumptions about Alex's family