I’d been thinking about this choice for a while. Then I came across this New York Times article by Deb Perlman.
Here’s its tagline -
Our struggle is not an emotional concern. We are not burned out. We are being crushed by an economy that has bafflingly declared working parents inessential.
The author’s writing from a perspective of “significant privilege”. Nevertheless, I feel the struggle is real.
It’s even more extreme for those who don’t enjoy the author’s degree of privilege.I’d go a step farther though. I’d agree the Covid-19 crisis is forcing parents to make this choice now more than every.
Yet to me, the virus is exposing an existing weakness in our capitalistic society, rather than introducing a new weakness.
The article also sparked me to write Chasing the Dream with a Family.
What do you think? How is this decision affecting you and your family?
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