Conversation at 5:30 AM
Kyle: Oh, and can you bring me a cough drop?
Me: Yes. Um, ALSO, happy International Women’s Day!
Kyle: Is that why you’re really taking the day off?
Me: *eye roll* Actually, I can’t decide if I’m caving into the expectation of my domestic duties. Not only is our son sick, but you, too?!
Kyle: No no, you’re exercising your right to use your days which men don’t have to worry about, but women don’t call out for fear of losing respect, position, or possible promotions.
Me: ….. I’m going back to bed.
Kyle: Actually, that’s not even true. Women take more days.
Me: Omgosh, wake me when our son wakes up.
I thought I would write in response to a quote today. Or a letter to the women who have inspired me. Or alongside a mentor text. Or complain about the gender wage gap.
It turns out I have a big boy and little boy to take care of on this Monday – Happy International Women’s Day!