Escape from The Park for me was straightforward: get an engineering degree at a university 60 miles from home. Far enough that they wouldn’t bother me much, close enough that i could get there if anyone needed help.
Shortly after graduation, i was married and a homeowner, just starting out on my career, when i backed into motherhood. We were both working full time, and taking graduate courses part time. Really not sure how i got knocked up, to be sure, but we were thrilled at the prospect of a child in our lives!
Oh, but what to do? Abandon my young sprocket to the Charles Manson Family Day Care Center? Take a chance that she’d be molested in a home day care? Stay home full time?