People say having a baby changes you, and in my case they don't mean just as a person, but in the way I view the country in which I live.
Italy, the country I chose to live in because it had been my dream, my obsession. Without children, without thinking too much about the future Italy is the perfect place to live, but with a baby and now thinking always about the future...well it's food for thought. The government is always taking money away from education, the price of petrol is literally rising by the day, they are closing down public hospitals left right and centre, there is no future plan to pull Italy out of this economic crisis, especially down here in the south there is next to no work and if you do have work it's normally cash in hand, and should you be lucky enough to find a contract it will be temporary, without benefits and a rather low wage.
And to top it all off Italy is one of the few counties with NO MINIMUM WAGE:.... In Australia, in Britain, in Afghanistan there is a national minimum wage, in Italy no such thing. Friends have told me horror stories about how little they actually earn, and when I say little I mean that it would be considered slave labour in other countries. food for thought.