Filed under #SSDD: Maternity leave and the “pregnancy rota” of the Japanese workplace are in the news again. I figured I’d add my 2 yen on the debate. After all, I discovered that I was pregnant a day after starting my new (and current) school.
I had so much fun learning about Japanese traditions for the little monster. But, the last celebration, momo no sekku, really made me think: Why is tango no sekku to make sure boys grow up to become strong warriors? Why is momo no sekku to ensure that daughters get married off?