We have some friends who are pregnant. Some are blissfully unaware of what it will be like to take care of said child.
One such blissful couple was telling us of their post-baby work plans.
He: We’ve got it all figured out for after the baby is born. My boss already approved me to work from home one day a week. So I’ll have the baby that day.
She: And I am going to P/T, working 3 days, maybe 4. My mom will watch the baby 3 days and I am going to work from home the other day.
He: Yeah, daycare isn’t for us.
She: No. Definitely not.
Me: You know, you might want to look into having a babysitter or some kind of help on the days you are working from home…
Keith: Yeah, you can’t exactly take a conference call when you have a screaming baby on your hands.
He: Oh, nah, I think it’ll be ok. Sometimes they just cry for no reason right? I can just put ’em in another room and shut the door while I’m on a call or something.
She: (Nodding her head in agreement). Yeah, they cry for no reason a lot right?
We resisted the urge to laugh hysterically.