I read this article that someone had scanned from a magazine. It was from someone in a high powered job with masses of disposable income. In it she lamented how busy her life was , what with foreign holidays, the nanny sometimes looking after the children in a different country to where she was, how her life was ‘frantic’ etc etc… And I thought…well; I am not saying.
I’m fortunate: my children seem to get to do lots of things after school and in the community- many here do. Sometimes it seems hectic, but underneath I am happy- they get to do more than I ever had chance to do and any ‘busyness’ we are in is by choice- we chose this, we can back out. I may post innumerable short tweets about cricket matches that my son is in, but I will try my hardest not to make them seem smug.
But- even despite my best intentions, I’ll probably slip up.
However, what I will try my best to avoid is post about how ‘busy’ we are and how ‘hectic’ life is- we chose this; we are privileged.
If you have a life of leisure and choice and then chose to ferry your kids around to loads of activities, then that is great- carry on and enjoy it…………. but please don’t post about how ‘hectic’ things are and how you are ‘busy’.
Because you are not-except by choice. No one forced you to do this.