There’s No Perfect Time to Start Having Kids – The Atlantic

There’s No Perfect Time to Start Having Kids – The Atlantic.


“The tendency to see death, and therefore life, as impediments that can be removed through more optimal strategizing—that’s not feminism, per se. It’s late capitalism, or modernity, or the post-enlightenment, or whatever you want to call where it is we live now. The obsession with empowerment requires us to see our lives as things we tinker with and recalibrate and drive beneath us towards some perfect, ever-expanding nirvana of utility.”


This is a great little nugget, particularly for those of us who find ourselves unexpectedly parenting early in life (or late in life or in the middle of a high powered career or never parenting or really doing anything in a different order than we though we would, which is most things, because as it turns out, you can’t actually plan your life*. I am not for determinism, but from my experience so far, you have nooooooooo idea what is going to happen. For example, I might cease writing about my baby altogether because I have discovered how to repost stuff…


*I am busting out of that parenthesis.


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