Says Who?

Aspen is a smidge over seven months now. Someone asked me today whether I was working again and even as the words escaped my mouth, “No, I’m still on maternity leave”, I wanted to laugh at my own response.
Ha! Girl, you’re not on leave anymore, that’s called UNEMPLOYED. At what point does “maternity leave” become plain and simple unemployment? I suppose it depends on your country of origin. Canada? One year. Some parts of Europe? Two years.
Perhaps a more accurate response would have been, “No, I’m still at home”. Sharing apples and smiles. For now.
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