On Behalf of Working Families, A Question for 2020
Two nights ago, way back in 2019, I was surfing my phone, reading about a new mom’s attempt to explain to colleagues [again] why she’s working. “Because it’s 2019! Moms want [and need] to work!”
That was after I asked my house to turn on the lights, and right before I watched my vacuum roll over the floor to clean up a spill.
Did I mention yesterday’s conversation with Siri asking her to call a store (“Which one…Milford or Shrewsbury?”).
What a world.
The start of a new decade is making us all take stock of the otherworldly things we use daily that we couldn’t have imagined just ten or twenty years ago…
Dick Tracey watches
Star Trek communicators (aka, Facetime)
Smart houses with virtual assistants
Web cams so we can tell our dog to get off the couch in Connecticut…when we’re on the beach in Florida
So before I take the lightening-speed chili out of my computerized pressure cooker and have dinner with my family (Skype on the table connecting Utah, Colorado, and Massachusetts), I have to ask…
Why does the idea of a mother at work still seem so impossible to believe?
To working parents everywhere, we support you.
Happy New Year!
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January 2, 2020