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I can’t remember the last time I watched the evening news. I love reading the paper, but I haven’t done that in a long time either. There’s a certain nicety about being ignorant of world events; however I don’t want my world to become so small, based around the poos and wees of my children (it can happen), that I lose touch with reality. Keeping up-to-date with current events is hard work for me.
“Isn’t it terrible about the earthquake in Chile?”
Fortunately for me, my husband gives me a run down on events at days end. I also try and keep up-to-date myself online at ABC News (but Blogs are much more interesting).
Another mention on the lines of losing touch with reality: I’m careful to ‘be aware’ when I’m out with a group of women, where there are mothers and ladies who don’t have children, present. I’m conscious that, while I and other Mums can talk “wees and poos” for an extended length of time, until you’re a Mum, it may not be all that interesting (goodness, what Motherhood does to conversation topics). I choose to be sensitive and include others in conversation to make sure I don’t lose sight of “The World”. That is, each person’s world or the sister’s daughter’s friend’s neighbour’s aunty’s world or the great world at large or the whole wide world; just the world — alright?
At the end of the day, my family is my world and that’s a precious, precious thing. But not everyone’s world and I respect that.
After becoming a Mother, did you struggle to stay current with everyday news events?
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