Im lucky....

March 12, 2010

I wonder what my life would have been like, if I had been an ambitious person…life would certainly have been very different. I wouldn’t have been happy to be what is now called a “stay-at-home mom” (now it is unusual enough that this term has been coined…)..I’d have tried to juggle my job, managing the household (yes, it was ONLY the woman’s job in our marriage. The spouse was the provider, and wasn’t around very much, being in a job that entailed leaving home at 7am every morning and returning past 9pm, working 6 days a week, and being out of town at least 10 to 15 days a month, which took care of two Sundays out of four.) In my “job” scenario, he either wouldn’t have been able to do that, or there would have been a lot of friction….there was never any question that his job (our bread-and-butter) came first. And even when he was at work, he could often not be contacted on the phone (no mobile phones those days!)

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