I wish we had a feminist board
Like many women of my generation, I married too young. We grew apart, had little in common and separated when our child was six. I’d worked for the previous year. He said he couldn’t understand why I wasn’t happy, ‘I let you work’. That was 1978, rather than 1958.
I married again five years later. We had a three year relationship, and bought a house together a year before marrying. We had two children together, and brought up our three children together.
We shared cooking, shopping and responsibility for getting the children to school or childcare. It was as close to an equal partnership as we could manage. It meant both of us putting career aspirations at a lower level than if we hadn’t been a family.
Forty years on we have few regrets and many joys. We remain good friends with our childminder, our girls still call her aunti J and hug her if they meet her in the local shops.
It was tough, balancing demanding careers with the children, our parents, ourselves but we have been lucky. Satisfying, rewarding and never boring work.
Most of our close friends lived similar lives, so we juggled school holidays somehow.
I feel for young parents, homeschooling, wfh, juggling so many plates in the air.
Anyone else ?
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