Posts Tagged ‘child minding’

workplace + childfree = i’ma go apeshit soon. 5.

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.


In awkward, babies in adult places, childfree on August 31, 2012 at 4:48 am

i was babysitting the other day. i think i’m not a good babysitter. i don’t know why people keep asking me. trust me – the only reason i say yes is because they’re usually entirely desperate by the time they ask and i’m a pretty decent human being. although maybe if i showed them this blog i’d have fewer requests…

i’m not a very fun babysitter. i don’t know why the kids all love me so much. i don’t like playing. unless we’re playing house and it’s nap time. i don’t like pretending. i’ll let them do my hair because it feels nice but that’s about it. i never have anything good that kids want to eat in the house. i mean nothing. you’re thirsty? have some water. ice? nope. you’re hungry? how about some gluten-free crackers with nothing on them? no? well, your mom should have fed you better before she shipped you over here.

i find child-minding to be incredibly boring. i have no idea what to talk to them about. i don’t know what’s appropriate for their age groups and what isn’t. the idea of being a parent and having to go to the park every day, well, gouge my eyeball out with a spoon. even worse than that: hanging out with my mommy friends at the park for some good, grown-up convo about (no! not what actually interests us…) kids! guh.

ahhhhh, babysitting. i’m counting the days until school gets back in.

thanks to for the image.


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