… is up in the air right now. He wants to set up something of his own but he has no idea what that might be. Now that will take a lot of time and effort and money. And to do that he needs me bringing home the steady bread and butter. I’d really like to, you know. But (A) he doesn’t know what it is that he wants to do and (B) I am terrified of leaving the kids at home while a busy father starts a new business and mother works long hours to bring in the bread and butter.
Reading stuff like this doesn’t make it easier. And this isn’t something new. A couple of years ago the same thing happened in Bombay, with the maid renting the baby out to beggars while the parents were at work. The kind of stories that you imagine are urban legends just until the next case is reported. Shiver.
So for now we’re sticking with an officially flexitime mom and an unofficially flexible dad for when mom is out on late night shoots and stories.