This is a great piece! The closing lines really do sum--that's what matters. And love the writing, the important.

An interesting piece though about Sweden is the attitude toward homeschooling or even just EITHER parent attempting to remain at home with a child after those parental leave days are done...suddenly one becomes a pariah, if you want to be with your child...back to work you go! It is no utopia. (Note, yes, the whiteness...) I digress.

I am grateful for what you have written and will look for more. I have a novel in progress that has as main character a Dad-at-home, so you have helped me to see much closely--thank you!

My latest book is a memoir, Dance Me to the End: Ten Months and Ten Days With ALS. My newsletter is on Substack: THE UNSCHOOL FOR WRITERS.