Time Passes Quickly Into The Future
I’m having so much fun this week trudging down memory lane. (I think.)
Actually, I’m on MomDot’s forum, and TellingDad, the only male member there, made a statement that gave me the inspiration for this post.
If I Could Turn Back Time
Our firstborn came along nine years after we were married – born in 1983. The 1980s found me knee deep in kids, diapers, and work.
I was eco-friendly, green and cloth-diapering before it even became fashionable. You young gals today make me laugh – it’s as if you invented it. We just DID IT.
Pampers and a few other brands were just coming out then, but my mom got me a diaper service for one month. After that, I was on my own. Diaper pails, Dreft and Borax. And big yellow safety pins. I even think I kept some.
The big decision then, which stirred a lot of controversy was … do I go back to work. There were two schools of thought – either you did, or you didn’t. I went part time.
Which makes me laugh again, because foremost, my generation was fighting that glass-ceiling thing, which still hasn’t been settled. We wanted to keep our careers on the fast-track, yet we wanted to stay home with the kiddos.
There was the playgroup, tennis/pool club set – and then there were those of us who had to work to pay the mortgage.
So really, this whole controversy is nothing new, and hasn’t changed in 20 years.
I worked three days per week in a law office, and made up the other two by working at home at night on a (gasp!) state-of-the-art Royal electric typewriter – which totaled 40 hours.
Fortunately, my daycare was split between my mom and my mother-in-law.
Days off found me down the Connecticut beaches
Or inviting myself over to my girlfriend’s house visiting my friends who happened to have pools.
Take note of the Farrah Fawcett – Princess Di hairdo….
That first Mother’s Day was super fun with all the holidays – I really enjoyed dressing up my daughter! When DD became a mom and celebrated her first Mother’s Day, it certainly brought back memories!
I used to love the Rothschild coat, hat and leggings sets – and even managed to get one for ‘Lil Moomette when she was about the same age! Little stinker threw up on it the first time she wore it though. Guess who footed the dry cleaning bill?
If I could turn back time
If I could find a way
“If I Could Turn Back Time” …. Cher
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