Watching Marley & Me last night (half watching, i was hand sewing) I heard Jennifer Aniston's character say "i've given up so much of who i am" & other lines about the huge sacrifice she made to be at home with her children. Look, whatever, she's not raising my children, each to their own attitude. I do wonder if i don't feel like this 'massive sacrifice' as i had my children young, before a career could be established or we didn't actually set out in our lives with a plan: baby 1 in 1999, work 2 years, baby 2 in 2001, work 2 years . . . as the story went "twins in 2001 & retirement". We also had no idea where the Army would take us - how many wars + we're in our 6th house, 9th school & 3rd city. It was a very different world when we married in 1997, we were young & while not entirely clueless, we are flexible & open to what may be. Also in Jennifer Aniston's character's defence, she did say "this is so much better than the plan" kicking a ball around in the garden.
PS sorry about lack of visits in blogland, i'm on 1915 internet speed & have a migraine, icky!! Don't feel too sorry for me, my husband is home in 5 days, for 2 weeks, yahoo!!