My friend Monsignor wrote after my last post and asked why we crazy Boulderites don’t accept more help. Specifically, he wanted to know why it was so terrible in these parts to hire a nanny or use a sitter more than a few hours a week?
(For the record, Boulder can be a little crazy on the whole super-mom topic. In Ayelet Waldman‘s book, Bad Mother, she’s always talking about how her life in Berkeley doesn’t mirror the general population–things are similar in Boulder, where a lot of mamas proudly do it all without help, despite the fact that we’re all slowly going insane.)
Anyway, here’s what Monsignor wrote. I would love to hear your thoughts on this one.