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Friday, September 30, 2005


Beanie Baby

I agree. I think that's one of the reasons we have mat leave and health care, and the US doesn't--the idea that we are responsible for other people is just kind of a given here. People who complain about it are mostly seen as crackpots.

Although, IMO, it isn't enough here either--we have the mat leave, but once you go back to work you are essentially expected to function like a childless worker again.


I think it's sad that you feel you have waved a "white flag" to motherhood. I recently quit a extremely high paying, work-from-home position because I knew that even working from home, I woudn't be dedicating myself to the most important job of my life, mothering and raising children. Now I'm spinning my wheels with my photography business while I wait for an adoption to happen. I'm not sad about leaving a real job, I'm proud of my decision to choose raising children full time versus part time. I think you should be extremely proud of the decisions you have made.


It's not that I'm not proud of my choice, it's that it's sad that people have to make these choices at all, and that these choices have to be so black and white.


This is brilliantly written, and I wish I wasn't so tired tonight, because it's given me a lot to chew on.

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