>Well, the earlier claim by the American media that Sarah Palin’s “supermom abilities provoke envy and anxiety in women, especially other working mothers” left out the important information about how she could accomplish such a feat. Now, I’m a working Mom. In fact, I’m an entrepreneur with 3 small children. Due to financial realities, I started back to work 4 weeks after the TwinBeans were born. In the course of that job I traveled some, mostly within about 2 hours of our house. While most of my colleagues traveled out, stayed for a few days and then came back, I traveled out and back the same day. Every time. Even when my trip was to a city 4 hours away. I did it because I couldn’t accept not seeing my Beans.
Apparently, I’m the sucker. What I should have done is bring them with me and charge the company for them, right? Call them the “symbol” of the project? Is that how it works? I mean, I could have been taking them with me on vacation flights, right? I have to say, the more I hear about Sarah Palin, the less I like her. In her first speech, I thought she was negative and hyper-critical, but at least she was well-spoken. However, every day that goes by shows me why she is a rotten choice for Vice President. Shaming conferences into inviting your kids by “informing” them you’re bringing them? Then calling that official state business? How many more ways can she use her public office for personal gain?
If that’s what it takes to be a super mom, no thanks. I’ll continue being a regular, vanilla, ordinary Mom. My conscience, as a Christian, would prod me about having someone else pay so I could bring my kids along. I applaud her desire to have her kids with her, but reality is that she should be paying that our of her hefty salary… not the taxpayer’s money, no?