The New York Times “Discovers” A Natural Instinct

Why is it that the boomer generation thinks that there are new things under the sun?

The New York Times has an article about the downturn in the economy, and it “discovers” something “new”. What is this “new” thing under the sun? They have found that mothers will sacrifice for their children.

It makes me cringe a bit to link to this article, because with all due respect, the fact that a woman will forego some designer jeans in order to buy expensive toys for her kids does not rate as “sacrifice” in my book. (How about mothers who don’t get enough to eat in order to make sure their kids do?) But I found it very ironic that this normal behavior has made it into the news. At least at the New York Times.

I think their reporters should get out more – and maybe visit some real families in “flyover country”. They might learn something.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Raizy
    Nov 26, 2008 @ 13:15:22

    That article made me cringe for a different reason:
    “I want her to be able to look back,” Ms. Hunt declared, “and say, ‘Even though they were tough times, my mom was still able to give me stuff.’
    Ahh, stuff. Absolute proof that Mommy loves you.

  2. balabusta in bluejeans
    Dec 02, 2008 @ 04:04:00

    I don’t think they’d need to look as far as flyover country. Maybe a neighborhood or two away.

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