..........80s mum. She was vaguely discontented and wanted a change from keeping house and raising children. A fierce storm blew as 80s mum wrestled the system to acquire an education and get a job. Childcare was non-existent. Both parents worked hard. In the evenings 80s mum did the housework while 80s dad rested. 80s dad balked at losing his energetic wife. 80s mum taught her daughter that she was equal to men and had the right to have it all. Clever 80s mum taught her son that women were equal to men, but also taught him to cook, clean and launder for himself.
Daughter became 00s (read as 'noughties') mum who had it all. She worked tirelessly to achieve her mother's dream, and was ably assisted by 00s dad who could cook, clean and launder. But 00s mum realised something in the process; it doesn't have to be this way. So 00s mum taught her daughter that she could have it all, but also taught her the importance of work-life balance and having a choice.
Daughter goes on to become 20s mum ...................
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Story inspired by my recent discovery that my (60s) grandmother told my (80s) mum not to bother sending me (00s mum, did you guess?) to university because I was a girl. We lived in different times. Thank goodness my mum ignored her!