When my daughter broke her leg just after the New Year, she entered a wilderness I had not traversed before. I realized I needed to reconsider everything I thought I knew about empathy – starting with the idea that empathy is about walking a mile in someone else’s shoes.
Parenthood will wreck you.
It will take your emotions, your sense of self, your delusions of control and thrash them about the room like a dog with a chew toy.
I was at a networking event the other day when a professional woman leaned in close to me after she found out I had three children in addition to my full-time job.
“How,” she asked, “do you do it all?”
I tipped my head back and laughed. “I don’t.”
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