Recently I interviewed Emily Joyce about who pushes her buttons and how she navigates parenthood. She said one thing in particular that really stuck in my mind: I wonder whether a lot of parenting is about the loss of control and trying to cope with that. It rang a big old bell for me, and struck … More This is a story about control. My control. And the Button-Pusher who challenges it.
Recently someone I know sang an old nursery rhyme about hot cross buns to my little Button-Pusher. After the line, ‘if you have no daughters, give them to your sons’, I commented (half jokingly) “what if you have daughters? Don’t the sons get any if you have daughters? What are the sons supposed to do? … More What do old fashioned stories teach our children? Answer: very little!