The real choice addiction: educating the kids in the Lion’s Den.

Private bilingual Montessori?  If so, which of French, Spanish, German?

Classical public schools? If so, Latin plus Greek or Latin plus Hebrew? And what about the optional extracurricular travel options?

Plain old Montessori? If so, public or private?

Waldorf? Lol, no.

Classical Christian, or just plain Christian?

Public gifted or private gifted?

Homeschool?  Co-op, public-partnership, or fly solo?  But if solo, what about all the tutoring services for homeschoolers offering flexible schedules and a wide range of curriculum?  And oh wait, they also serve some of the co-ops?

I don’t even have to drive to a lot of it.  But I also have no idea what on earth to do because I want the kids to thrive educationally, but I also want them to be adaptable and able to do basic housework and life planning.

We’re still trying to narrow the scope.


7 facts about American dads

Fatherhood in America is changing. Ahead of Father’s Day, read key findings about dads in the United States.

Source: 7 facts about American dads

Key takeaways.  Men worked about 2 hours more in work+home in 1965 compared to women, but now they work 6 hours more.  And both parents combined work 13 hours more in paid labor than in 1965. And the dual-income family vs. single-income family was already split evenly just five years later in 1970, with dual-income being 49% and single-income (dad only) being 47%.  Mom-only was 2% and it’s only 5% now.  The breadwinner mama revolution is somewhat overstated.

Median 2016 papa.

Revising the class structure idea

Thanks to the feedback on that post, I see that there will have to be some modifications because my taxonomy is too STEM/tech-centric.

Basically what we really have is a married class with low, middle and high tiers, and the low tier still has a ceiling well above the median household income of 50k/yr.  The high-income tech (and to a lesser extent STEM in general) subset are marked more by the weird ways they tend to spend their money compared to the other married class people than where their income “ought” to put them.  So what people used to call upper middle and middle has split into three levels of married-ness, mostly based on income.  SAHMs are tied more to the low and middle married tiers than the high one.

The true upper class, as would be expected, hasn’t changed much and is still there (and still tiny).  But they don’t necessarily have high income or wealth personally, although they usually have some aspect of the latter.   They have access to it by default though.

Singles are really either part of a premarital class (they are taking the steps to be able to join a tier of the married class and will pass into it) or they’re essentially working class if they’re stably employed but not in a way that will make them able to join the married class.

Single parents are also pretty much working class if they’re stably employed.  In both cases, singles are lower class if they’re not working or not working reliably.