Parenting Protip

After a coworker tells you they thought you would be more of a mess after returning from maternity leave, say “Thank you?”

Walk away and take a 5 minute powernap in a bathroom stall.

#winning

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2 comments

  1. labmonkeyftw · December 11, 2015

    Oh, that is definitely something I would say.. although I would later recognize how back-handed a compliment it was, and then follow up with an intensely awkward conversation about what I was trying to same, lamely ending with “you look great, that’s all, godI’msosorry”.
    You are back at work! That is no small thing, and I hope it is going well so far.

    • thecommonostrich · December 11, 2015

      Yeah, it was pretty funny. This person in particular is really well-meaning but doesn’t always pick her words well.

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