Yesterday was a very interesting “read” day, and again, I thought I’d share it with you.
And since I–like Fox News— like to pretend to be unbiased, though I really sorta am, I’m going to hit you with two articles, one that I have personally titled, “You gotta be friggin’ kidding me!” and the other I deem, “See, I blame you women!”
And with that teaser, I bring you, THE NEWS.
“You gotta be friggin kidding me!”
Read the article here.
In short, a guy in the UK was frolicking with his kids at a local park. As they played on the slide (presumably one of those inflatable jumpy ones), he was snapping pics of them. For whatever reason, the person running the slide asked him to stop. When he explained he was taking pics of his own kids, and showed her on his camera, another snooty parent jumped on the bandwagon. Chaos ensued until HE called the police, at which point the policeman explained that he was well within his rights to snap pics of his kids and then under his breath, the cop apparently called the complainers a bunch of idiots.
Loving parents and cops, one
Morons of the world, zero!
What I find so unnerving about this, is that the UK has been, historically, more liberal than the U.S. And they’re this freaked out about a father taking pics of his kids? This is exactly why I don’t take naked bath pics of my boys, even though it’s really cute and I’d love to embarrass them in front of future girlfriends one day.
“See, I blame you women!”
Read the article here.
In short, this is a rather long, but fact-based article about how women are finding that all that wonderful, exciting work that men have been doing out of the home, just kinda sucks!
The article discusses some very successful women who have left the workplace and who now find perfect contentment doing all those things at home that women complained they needed to get away from in the first place; with the exception of maybe dusting. However, I know from conversations with CareerMom, that staying at home, in our current situation, would be darn-near intolerable to her. So clearly, there are exceptions.
What I would really like to see however, is a survey that says, “If your husband made as much money as the two of you do combined, and he put in roughly the same hours he does now, and therefore still did his usual share of household chores and hands-on parenting, would you be willing (dare I say, “Happy?”) to stay home?”
See, I think that CareerMom, all things being equal, would find ways to kick things up a notch. And truthfully, her biggest issue is having to be home with whiney kids all day, but then, how long does that last? Three, four years tops? And then they’re in school all day. Suddenly, “VOILA!” Loads o’ free time.
All that free time to go to the gym you complain about needing. Got it.
Been wanting to take up tennis for fun and fitness. Got it.
Feel bad because you don’t have time to get involved in a charity. Hey look, there’s a needy cause!
So, I wonder.
What about you? Love your 8-5 job enough to keep doing it if you had the money to quit?