In awkward, babies in adult places, new moms on November 28, 2012 at 5:36 am
why is it that parents (especially the new ones) always talk about 50 decibels louder than is appropriate for the environment. it borders on some kind of manic display to convince everyone around that your baby is the cutest and that this is the best decision you’ve ever made in your life and oh, you’re just oh so happy that you’ve finally discovered what real love is…
good. you’re talking to your baby. but you don’t need to talk so loudly! babies have very sensitive ears. as do some of the rest of us.
sure, it’s a pretty one-sided conversation. but you can’t be so strapped for things to say that you need to exclaim about how wet your baby’s adorable onesie is, or how full its diaper is. learn what’s appropriate in a coffee shop, ffs.
just keep it down. that’s all.
In babies in adult places, childfree on November 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm
i was at the spa this afternoon. maxing. and then it started. someone upstairs brought their toddler in. it was running around and screaming. at the spa.
serious faux pas.
In awkward, babies in adult places, childfree, heh, manners, new moms on November 7, 2012 at 7:15 pm
ok, since i read this, i’m officially finished complaining about any baby incidents at work. until something else happens.
but thank god no one at work brings their kid in every single day. like this italian mep, licia ronzulli. she started taking her baby to work at 6 months – and has continued ever since! omfg. the baby’s now a toddler and there are even pictures of her voting in parliament with her mother. let’s hope those votes don’t count.
it turns out bootsy really doesn’t have much to complain about after all.
and furthermore, why the heck is offbeat momma giving her a “two thumbs up”? there’s no explanation, only a summary of the story that originally appeared in the guardian. but i can’t imagine any situation where it would ever be ok to have a baby sitting on your lap while in parliament. either you have a job, or you’re a mom. i appreciate that women are capable of doing both, but please – if you want to be taken seriously as a professional, and to keep from marring the reputation of all womankind – please, please don’t intersect the two roles. the rest of us struggle hard enough to be taken seriously by our professional male peers.