i'm with penelope on this. her career? what? responsibility? we live in a "no responsibility" society. baby comes out, chuck it in daycare 8+ hours a day, pick it up, pay attention to it for a couple hours then put it to bed. what about weekends? hire a babysitter for most of it so mom can still go out and party or suck it up and tolerate it for two days and pray monday morning comes soon. when it's five chuck it in public school, have it go to daycare after school, pick it up, talk to it, feed it , put it to bed. this cycle can go on till it's old enough to be alone and then mom (as she calls herself)is home free! whew ! thank god for daycare.