Earlier this week, I was flattered and excited to be asked to write something for Slate on this much discussed Elisabeth Badinter book about how modern motherhood interferes with the other parts of women’s lives. I need to get the first chunk of my work on this turned in to the editor who was nice enough to ask me to write it by the end of today – Saturday.
Unfortunately, one year old Danger Baby is being so exceptionally clingy, whiny and generally obstreperous this morning, that I have no idea how I will get this written and emailed back to the editor today, especially since Jon is in Chattanooga with E for all day lacrosse games, and J is prepping all day for her prom tonight.
Clearly, I am enslaved to this kid. She’s totally UNDERMINING MY STATUS!
I tried to explain this to her – how she needs to keep her grubby little hands off my LIFE – but she’s having none of it today. I think I am going to make her read this book. Then maybe she’ll understand what she’s doing to me.
And I guess I will get my piece for Slate written when Danger Baby goes down for her nap. Yeah, that’ll work…(I hope)
So have any of y’all read this Elisabeth Badinter book? If so, what did you think of her basic premise? Would love to hear your thoughts on this hot literary topic du jour.