I am all for employers flexing and being creative with their new-parent workers, but full-time infant care in your cubicle? I simply can’t imagine it.
For the first year of our daughter’s life, my husband worked from home most days and cared for Cassie. But when she cried, pooped, threw up, or did your average baby stuff, he didn’t have to worry about his coworkers. Just the dog, and he didn’t care.
Even without the concern of an office environment, Jay had a lot of stress to deal with, juggling conference calls with bottle feedings and client reports with tummy time. I truly don’t know how he managed, but he did, God bless him!
When I try to imagine burping my baby while presenting creative concepts or pausing a crucial brainstorm for yet another round of explosive diarrhea, my brain stops. Can’t go there. How would this be possible?
Tell me, am I being closed-minded here? Would you bring your infant to your office full-time (or even part-time) if you could?