It’s amazing to me the lengths people will go to to preserve their image of an ideal Mormon life. When I first announced my pregnancy, people at church would say things like, “Maybe this year Robert’s business will really take off and you’ll be able to quit your job!” Look, Windy City Salt Works is doing way better than we ever dreamed when Robert started cooking up test batches of salty caramel in his little yellow kitchen in Ann Arbor five years ago, and he works really hard to keep his customers happy, but there is no world in which the man behind a brand new one-man candy company earns more than an complex commercial litigator at a well-regarded Chicago law firm. Why is it easier for people to believe that Robert’s small business will transform in a matter of months than that I will just, you know, go back to work after having a baby and keep on supporting our family?
P.S. Even though I don’t need you to buy candy from my husband so that I can quit my job, you should totally order some blueberry wine caramels for Valentine’s Day and take advantage of his free shipping special this whole month.