Kansas City Star | 10/28/2004 | Cerner CEO answers attacks: "The Pattersons' two children from his current marriage seem to take it in stride, although 14-year-old Cortney said, ?I see Mom on TV at home now more than I see her at home.?"
A comment from a child whose Mom is running for Congress. I sometimes wonder if people put their ambitions before being a good parent. I do not know if this is the case here but it brings up a good discussion point.
Before kids, I would have no qualms about working 70 hours/week. In fact, people who are able to do this often move up in an organization rather quickly if they are somewhat competent(a much smaller pool than most would think). With kids, though, the price one has to pay is just too high to work that much. Or it should be.
Here is the parent I don't understand. They work lots of hours and then on the weekends they play golf both days or go out after work two or three days a week. First, why does a spouse let someone get away with this. And second, don't they expect more out of themselves as a parent.
The absentee parent is cop out.
por escrito crabtree on Thursday, October 28, 2004