Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Something to think about

Almost every day, I feel really, REALLY lucky to raise my child. The last few days I noticed more and more grandmas taking on the role of primary child-rearer. I know my mom would LOVE to do it. Which made me realize that my mom's generation was one of the first ones to work outside the home.

In my parents case, they had no choice really, they needed two incomes to provide for their family. They worked split shift while I was little so one of them was home with me at all times. But that generation of mom's didn't get what I have now and what their mom's had before them. And alas, they are being called upon by their children to do what they missed the first time around. In some ways, it is really cool, but in others, I know how tired I am after playing with O all day, I can't imagine what it would feel like to be 20-30 years older.

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