Gung Hay Fat Choy: 02/09/05
Happy lunar new year everyone! The year of the rooster began
last night at midnight. My late grandmother was a rooster.
Business Week (via Yahoo News) has an excellent story about working
mothers who are lactating. Breast feeding is at an all time high and many breast feeding mothers are working women but many
companies are too embarrassed to address a fundamental need somewhere private to pump. A good pumping room (I know
this from first hand experience) needs:
- to be well lit to read the markings on the bottles
- have a comfortable place to sit
- have a power outlet for electric pumps
- a place to wash pump parts
- a lock for privacy
- be reservable (and have a clearly posted reservation list)
The Business Week article suggests that building costs should be about $1000. I think for the plumbing it would be more
like $2000 but it's still a drop in the bucket of the average corporation's budget.
Excited by Up Coming Visit:
This morning I reminded Sean that his paternal grandparents are visiting this Friday. He shouted an ethuisiastic: "Oh
boy!" and then wanted me to explain what "day after tomorrow" means. I did my best but he responded, "I
don't know time."
We have been trying to teach Sean the basics of telling time. He knows the concept of later and can tell me when five
minutes have passed on the clock. He also knows all the numbers on the clock but that's about it. If we ask him what time
it is, he always responds, "Eigh o'clock."