Should Moms Bring Their Kids to Work?

Several colleagues bring their kids to the office, either to show them off or because preschool's not in session that day. It's disruptive partly because we're all expected to rush over and coo. Am I being bitchy?


Dear Cubicle Coach:

Several colleagues bring their kids to the office, either to show them off or because preschool's not in session that day. It's disruptive — partly because we're all expected to rush over and coo. Am I being bitchy?

Dear Annoyed:

What, you're not charmed by the way little Elroy says he wants "thicken nuggets"? When preening new mothers bring in their babies, you can remain coo-less, especially if Elroy comes near you with the stuff he just excavated from his nostril. Have pity, though: This is Mom's new accessory to show off (opens in new tab), the genomic version of a Tory Burch riding boot. If she has to bring the kid because school is out, it's her responsibility — not yours — to make sure he's fed and entertained ... though CC does keep a stash of Benadryl and peppermint schnapps on hand. Seems to quiet them down for some reason.