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"First of all Harringnton, let me tell you how much we all admire your determination not to choose between job and family."
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"I think we need to spnd more time with the children,how many have we got?"
"I think we need to spend more time with the children...how many have we got?"
"Can you juggle a household, three kids, and a career?"
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Bonding in the Electronic Age
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'Sweetie, when we leave you every day with Sarah, we're doing it for you. That way we can have successful careers, and you can be proud of us.'
"Both parents work. Neither likes to cook."
'Sweetie, when we leave you every day with Sarah, we're doing it for you. That way we can have successful careers and you can be proud of us.'
'It was a great idea to open a day care center for kids whose parents are hunting and gathering.'
"Pay more attention to me? I'm sorry, dear, but Mommy needs you to be more specific."
"Tough time getting out of the house this morning?"
"Let me put on my 'working' head."
"Daddy, I'm all grown up now, and I'm leaving to start a life of my own."
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"O.K, kid. Busy man here. Quality time. Here we go."
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Virginia A. Dodd: Director of Finance, wife, Mother of Two. Caution: Contents under pressure.
"Since he was born today he won't begin daycare until tomorrow."
'No, she wasn't a latchkey child. She was a housebreaker.'
'When I want to watch a realistic comedy about a working mom, I'll look in the mirror.'
Husband asking for play-date
'Your mother and I feel it's important to let kids be kids. Can we leave that with you?'
'I gave them shared parental leave and they left me holding the baby!'
'Of course I put the children first! Look how much I pay their nanny.'
'Alert the troops I'm going back to work.'
'We need to start working more closely to try to improve these grades. Do you have my office number?'
'Congratulations. It's a latch key kid.'