- How We Spend Our Days
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour and with that one is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. -Annie Dillard
It’s happening again.
It started in late May, and it continues to roll out across my social media feeds through the first weeks of and into the middle of June: the shriek of panic or lament that school is out for the summer.
This doesn’t come from the students, of course. The students are thrilled to be cut loose from the constraints of the school year’s 180 days.
No, the cry comes– to a person– from their mothers, women who work full-time, part-time, away from or at home, mothers who meet the many demands on their lives–in one way or another–in part because their children are in school.
Until they aren’t. (more…)