What a rare pleasure — a thoughtful acknowledgment that parenthood involves trade-offs with career and other pursuits — from a man!
Yes, our own Jim Geraghty, in the Morning Jolt today, had this to say about the Sandberg “lean in” brouhaha:
Sandberg, Slaughter, and most of the writing on this subject dances around a hard truth: the pace and expectations of the modern work culture mean you can’t be the employee/worker/superstar you want to be and the parent you want to be simultaneously. Something’s gotta give.
When you become a parent, aren’t you effectively declaring to the world, “I cannot be as single-minded about my work as I used to be”?
By the way, “brouhaha” was Vladimir Nabokov’s favorite English word “because it’s the only one that has ‘ha ha’ in it.”