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Motherhood on the Bus – The Atlantic

Motherhood on the Bus – The Atlantic

[ad_1] So much of a new parent’s life can be spent latching buckles. After my husband went back to work, I was the one who latched my daughter into the high chair, into the changing table, into the swing. With each click into place, I sensed my own movement being restricted. The bureaucracy of motherhood had turned time into a thick slurry. The tight, tired feeling in my lower back became a permanent fixture. I tried yoga. I tried therapy. I tried more coffee. I had many sweet moments with my baby, but nothing was as sweet as the relief when my husband returned and took the baby. Finally, one bleak winter morning, some elemental instinct made me get out of the apartment with the baby in a sling and walk to the bus stop. It was going toward the riverfront in Brooklyn. When we got there, though, I realized that I didn’t particularly want to be there. Where I wanted to be was on the bus. The article was excerpted from Shahnaz Habib’s book, …