I want to believe that it makes sense to prioritize being there when our kids leave for school and when they come home. I want to believe that my family can live at a humane pace without our kids getting left behind. But it still takes a leap of faith to live that way.
Record numbers of kids are applying to elite colleges, and in today's economy, James and Oscar might need every advantage I can give them. Choosing not to rearrange our lives to move to the best school system could be unwise. Or it could be a pass for our family to live the way we want to.
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Kevin Hartnett writes Growing Sideways, a blog about fatherhood.