Friday, April 23, 2010
Every now and then the specter of working moms versus stay-at-home moms pops its -- let's say -- BORING, controversial head up, and I feel compelled to comment on how boring the debate is, etc. etc. And when I get all uptight about our current financial situation, which is difficult, to say the least, I wonder how much money I'd make if I were paid for running Sophie, Inc.
I've refrained from complaining, at least on here, about the more than two month "break" Sophie has had from school (see my post on Perspective yesterday). She is on what's called a Track B schedule at a school here in Los Angeles -- the year-round schools were originally designed for over-crowding but are being phased out (of course, this fall when she leaves the school after three years!) because of under-enrollment. And I'm not going to start complaining, except I will note that if you think the tone of my posts lately have been one of perhaps a rising hysteria, well, that's partly the reason. I have less help and more Sophie.
Sophie goes back to school, hopefully, the first week of May. The President and CEO of Sophie, Inc. plans on going back to her yoga class three times a week, getting down to business about losing weight, having lunch with her friends now and then, catching a couple of movies and working on her book. Her two other part-time positions, that actually do bring in a bit of money will also take precedence, again.
Disclosure: The President and CEO of Sophie, Inc. has actually been compensated for her experience running such a complicated company. She recently got a position reviewing grants for the Department of Maternal and Child Health and has worked for some years, part-time in the area of quality improvement for children with special healthcare needs. She would never have gotten these jobs without the experience of running Sophie, Inc.