Wendy, I completely agree with your reasoning. As a mother of two daughters, I have known all along that I would first try to save them. My father’s thinking was crazy, but then again, so was he. As mothers we have the maternal and protective feelings for our children that fathers don’t really understand. And I’m not surprised that there would be some college students who would choose their partners because at that point in time most are unmarried and have no real understanding of what parenting is. Back then it was all about our boyfriends.
Thank you for your thoughtful reply and also for the compliment on my writing. A good response is never too long ;)