Wednesday, March 03, 2010

A welcome bunch of amateurs

Here's me writing in The Guardian's Comment is Free section:

We're all the children of amateurs: amateur parents. There's no government department that will certify you as a parent (thankfully), nor a university department where you get your PhD in being a daddy, nor a professional body ready to strike you off for not following mothering standards. But any parent who's held a newborn child in their arms has unconsciously taken the amateur's oath: "I may not be a professional, but I'm going to do whatever it takes to act like one."

You can read the rest here.

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