One woman's journey from living room to law school with one husband and three kids in tow.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Today, I chose to miss my afternoon seminar class. A class in which attendance is mandatory, because the class only meets once per week, but my choices were:
Leave one daughter without a way to get home from school and the other daughter without a ride to soccer practice (Dad filling in was not an option this afternoon).
I chose option #1 because I have some insane belief that children, especially those under the age of sixteen shouldn't be left to their own devices. Yes, I should have had a back-up plan - and I usually do - but my back-up plan fell through and I didn't have a plan C. Jeezus, I'm angry that I even need an option C.
Not to flog a dead horse but as women parents, can we really do it all without giving up something? Is it really possible to be a good parent/spouse/employee/student without sacrificing either your sanity, your own interests or both? Honestly, and this is between you and me, I don't think so. At least not while our children are young and living at home. What do you think? All opinions - even contrary ones - are welcome.