Friday, December 3, 2010

So much packed into this little statement

On the fishing episode of "Sarah Palin's Alaska," Palin made what could be considered an off-hand remark, that when Track was two months old it broke her heart to have to call her mother and ask her to watch him for two weeks while she finished the fishing season.

Every single mother can relate to this statement. When a mom plans to go to work after having a baby either by choice or necessity, it doesn't mean that she won't miss her baby terribly. It doesn't mean that it won't break her heart to leave the baby with someone else. It doesn't mean that she won't worry about the level of care the baby will receive. Every mom can relate to that one little sentence.

Palin has obviously chosen to have a career in addition to raising her children, but that doesn't mean she's turned into a battle-hard stereotypical "feminist" who is robotic and rigid. She loves her children and loves her career. She manages to have both. She is the picture of modern motherhood.