Work Halloween party
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|Mon, 10-29-2007 - 9:45am|
Last night was my job's Halloween party. I brought my dh and dd, all three of us in costumes.
One of the men in another department's wife just had a baby on Thursday. We heard on Tuesday that she was going in the next day to be induced. So we didn't expect to see them at the party, but we were all wrong. There she was, with her three day old baby.
Even though I was a little shocked, I went up to them, and did all the "How adorable" stuff that you are supposed to do when you see a new baby. Then, my husband and dd walked up, and I told her, this is my dh and my dd.
She right away turned the subject around to the fact that I woh. She asked, who watches your dd.
I explained, I work 4 days a week. She goes to daycare on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and my dh stays with her when I work on Saturdays. She got this look of horror on her face, and said that she would NEVER trust a daycare, isn't it hard to just "leave" her, don't I worry that she'll be ok, etc, etc.
I *felt* like saying, Well, I would never go to a party with my three day old baby, especially on a night like this when it's really cold outside, and there are over a thousand people at this party. I felt like saying, don't you worry that your child will be ok? I was steaming. I wanted to kick her in her episiotomy stiches. But, being the decent person that I am, I simply said that that wasn't something I discussed, and congratulations. I walked away.