I work in a small office building full of architects and landscape architects. My firm shares some projects with the firm across the hall and I went over there to ask a question about my project and one of the girls there starts questioning how my pregnancy is going and whatnot. She has 2 kids, age 2 and 5.
And then she asks how long my maternity leave is and what Im planning to do for childcare (I barely know this gal). So I tell her I have 12 weeks off and then Im doing daycare at the hospital across the street and that I was excited to get a spot so close so I can nurse the baby on my lunch breaks.
Well she just outright says "I am really really really against putting a 3 month old in daycare." 3 reallys?! She continues by saying that I should hire a nanny if I can afford it, bc daycares wont properly care for an infant that young.
Normally I listen, smile and try to keep my eyes from rolling. But she played this one very personal saying they wont do this, they wont do that, your baby will cry every second youre not there...yada yada yada. She painted a very nasty picture. I was a bit emotional and started to tear up...so finally she stopped.
I have visited the daycare 2x and I really thought it was nice and the ladies were nice...how awful for her to try to change my mind. I cant afford a nanny and I cant afford to stay home. People should realize that everyones situation is different and leave them alone about their hard-to-make, yet well informed decision.
I told my friend ex-coworker what the girl said and my ex-co worker said I should grill her next time about why she had 2 elective c-sections. That made me giggle a little. Im not that mean..I stay out of peoples business. Apparently she gave my co-worker the same daycare speech.
Anyways, sorry to vent. It just upset me.