Writer Ian MacAllen wrote an article for Insider on January 8 detailing the hardships of taking care of his own baby for three weeks. He said that his Brooklyn neighborhood was hit with the omicron variant of COVID-19, despite the fact that both he and his wife received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and wore face masks.
The couple pulled their nine-month-old son out of daycare a week before Christmas due to COVID concerns. Case numbers kept rising, so they “fled to my parents’ summer cottage on Cape Cod to celebrate the New Year in isolation.”
It doesn’t seem too rough if you live in one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the nation and your family has a second home on a beach. But anyway, apparently the MacAllens hid out for a while, waiting for the COVID situation in the city to calm down. Numbers kept rising, though, and some parents at their baby’s daycare tested positive for COVID, so they chose to remain at the cottage for a couple more days.
MacAllen wrote that, “By comparison to our Brooklyn apartment, the tiny cottage had plenty of room for the baby to practice walking with fewer dangers.”
But then they went back to the city and, “Back in Brooklyn, our apartment had so many more ways for a toddler to injure himself: bookcases teetering with too many books; Metro Shelving with heavy Le Creuset pots; a metal staircase to the bedroom. Still, chasing our baby around avoiding harm was preferable to acquiring COVID from his classmates, and so we kept him home again.”
So, MacAllen is saying he’s worried his child could injure himself with household objects. He and his wife could babyproof their home, like basically all American parents do at some point. It actually isn’t that difficult, and most supplies can be purchased at any Walmart (or Pottery Barn or wherever Brooklynites buy overpriced baby supplies). At the very least, he could stop complaining about owning expensive French cookware.
MacAllen continued: “We were reaching our breaking point. The baby had been out of daycare for almost three weeks. We hadn’t spent this much time with him since his birth.”
He and his wife took turns working from home and switching off caring for their sole offspring. He wrote that she held the tot while sending emails; MacAllen took a turn holding his sleeping son while he wrote on his phone. I guess that counts as a hardship if….no, wait, in no world does that count as a hardship.
“We want to return him to daycare, not because a 9-month-old is missing a critical school curriculum, but because his parents are missing a huge amount of sanity,” wrote MacAllen.
Three weeks. Three weeks, people, is what it took for MacAllen to lose his sanity while co-caring for one baby with another adult. I double checked, but no, this article was not filed under “Satire.” He’s just really upset that he had to take care of his own kid for nearly one month. Shhhh, let’s not tell him that after his son starts public school (“free” daycare!) his son will be sent home for three months. Every year. Until he graduates. Hehe.
5 thoughts on “Affluent Brooklyn Dad Complains He’s Spending Too Much Time With 9-Month Old, Blames COVID”
Oh my, my heart bleeds for these poor, overworked parents. Get real. I’m truly sorry for your hardship but I have no sympathy for your pathetic whining. Try being mom and dad for your children while your husband is deployed for a year with no family around to support you on those days when you don’t think you can do it one more day. Try being mom and dad when both kids and yourself are sick and can’t leave the house for a week because said husband is still on that year deployment, and your only reprieve is your neighbor bringing food to the door to make supper you are okay. So please next time you feel like complaining about how difficult your life is taking care of YOUR child when you have access to a second home, another adult to help you and plenty of cash to do so think of all the rest of us who work hard, take care of things and do what every parent does TAKE CARE OF THEIR CHILDREN despite the circumstances..
Just another “MIND BLOWING “ woke liberals trying to pretend to be parents!!
There both a disgrace as humans and parents…retraction…there the furthest thing from being a parent. Sadly this poor little boy will grow up just like his unattached, selfish, all about ME ME ME creepy people who are completely annoyed and miserably put out by their child and the cycle of insanity Lives on.
I’m surprised the woke-liberals haven’t come up with a day care that takes a baby from birth and raises the said child to adulthood then return it to the clowns that are called parents so they can get to know their kid now that he’s not such a burden……Ohhh wait….. that’s already happening with paid for by the people of the United States free child care!!
I don’t feel the least bit sorry for these WOKE parents. My husband and I took care of our kids and worked. Now our youngest daughter and her husband have been taking care of their 4 month old while both are sharing an office(extra bedroom) and they are doing just fine. Yes, they have their crazy moments but they are managing and they love their child unconditionally while managing to take care of him while they both work at home.
No sympathies here, the complaining parents need to GROW UP.
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maybe after being forced to be together for a few weeks they will have another little one to take care of