Goat farming, return to residency or the status quo?

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I work two days a week, and I'm home with the kids for three. Apartfrom a full-time stint when Pete took a ten-week parental leave in 2005, I've never worked more than three days a week since I finished residency five years ago.

You might assume that if I've maintained the same pattern for years, I must have found the perfect balance, requiring little review.

But a typical week of end-of-day comments to Pete looks like this:

  • Monday: "I've been thinking of doing another residency. What would you think of staying home for three years?"
  • Tuesday: "Let's move to the Island and take up organic goat farming. Think how much the kids would love it."

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