Mother Courage: Dancing around motherhood

In which I learn a pas de deux.

12th May, 2012
'I start to worry that she'll lose interest, feel a bit of a failure that she couldn't 'get' ballet, then turn to a life of crime, drugs and alcohol, and her still only three years old.'

I never thought I'd be that kind of mother. You know, the 'My child! My child!' kind of mother, the one who can't see past her own children. I had received plenty of warnings on the folly of being this sort of woman - almost as many as I'd had about being the sort of woman who didn't achieve a university education, or who married outside her religion, or swore, or went on the pill....

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