I had no idea what I thought this was going to be abut, but it was definitely not this. I could not put it down!!!! Sooo good!
"Better never means better for everyone, he says. It always means worse, for some."
"You young people don't appreciate things, she'd say. You don't know what we had to go though, just to get you where you are. Look at him slicing up the carrots. Don't you know how many women's lives, how many women's bodies, the tanks had to roll over just to get that far?"
I have been thinking about how hard this motherhood thing is. I often give myself a hard time because if I compare my life to the 50's, in keeping house and looking perfect and taking care of the kids, I should feel super lucky that I live in a day when I get help from my husband, I don't have to curl my hair and don a dress and have dinner waiting on the table. I couldn't have done everything on my own if I had to and that makes me feel like a failure. I have to remind myself that I am not a failure, the fact that women stood up and fought for their rights prove how stinking hard it is and I shouldn't feel the need to live up to that impossible feat. I try to stay aware of how lucky I am.
The question is...are we more free or did we just give ourselves twice the amount of work now that we try to do it all...career, child, home...
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