Ahhh, the joys of air travel.
I just returned from a three-leg, five-day journey with my daughter, combining family and business on a trip I will cherish for the rest of my life. For those flying for business, a flight can be a time to catch up on work or catch up on sleep. For those traveling for pleasure, it can be a time to relax, begin the party, read, or catch up on some movies. But what about a flight for those traveling with kids?
Increasingly, parents, divided over staying home and bringing in a paycheck, are turning in their briefcases for the luxury of working in their pajamas. It doesn’t hurt that home businesses are seen as a way to solving the daycare dilemma, eliminating the guilt of going back to work, and, of course, eliminating packed transit, or navigating Calgary’s nightmarish traffic.
A survey I noted sometime back suggested that some 49 per cent of working fathers (why don’t they just say “half”?) would like to trade their neckties for apron strings and stay home with their kids. As a father who did that very thing eight years ago now (has it only been eight years? Feels longer than that...) I feel a duty to fully inform ‘The Brotherhood’ about aspects of the decision that may otherwise be overlooked or downplayed, and that may not have been fully disclosed by those conducting the survey.
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