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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #13)

Wed May 15, 2019, 01:12 PM

14. You are so right about the workforce not being child-friendly.

That's the main reason I stayed home with our two sons. Between the workplace assumption that there is a stay-at-home person (spouse, nanny, whatever) and the cost of any kind of child care, and my not having a career to maintain, it made the most sense.

I recall being at a company picnic probably around 1992, and a wife who was pregnant with their third child (was going to be not much more than a year after number 2) complaining that once this baby was born the cost of day care was going to be more than she earned. When I suggest she consider staying home for a few years, she stared at me as if I were speaking Martian. I honestly don't know what eventually happened, if she did stay home or returned to work with the huge financial penalty that involved.

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