Everything she was doing – every action she was taking, every decision she was making – was not done out of choice, but out of necessity. Her mind and body were working all day and I was too self-involved to realise this.
He’s speaking of his wife’s “workday”, which had a large part of it spent dealing with children.
Coming off a few weeks away from the office and with the family, in many ways I felt more tired and less rested. With three kids 8 and under, there are always lots of requests for this and that. So much of every day is spent running between different things that I wouldn’t choose to do.
A day at my office is mostly a day I can control and do whatever I want. Sure it’s work for clients sometimes, but I still get to set the pace and the environment.
This is not something that kids make easy.