24 Ways Our Working Mothers Had It Easier Than We Do
The expectation to play with the kids wasn’t there
Sure, dads were expected to throw around a baseball or clean up the technique of a basketball shot.Â Moms took care of the basic needs like bandaging, feeding, and teaching general hygiene. Yet, the expectation that mom or dad would get on the floor, provide endless activities, and be the leader of playtime wasn’t there. Parents were parents and busy with adult things. Kids, when not in school or preoccupied with homework, were supposed to find ways to keep themselves busy. This was especially so if Mom worked outside of the house for some hours and needed to catch up on meal making or cleaning. Kids were allowed to be bored and were on their own to figure out how to cure it.