Welcoming a baby into your family completely upends your daily routine. Tasks you'd otherwise consider essential — cleaning, cooking, bathing, sleeping, playing Fortnite for hours — become practical impossibilities.
You may well find yourself running on four hours of sleep, wearing yesterday's clothes with burp-puke on them, struggling to scrub dishes or prepare a simple meal.
Surviving the earliest days of parenthood requires a support system — indeed, there's a whole field of etiquette surrounding the assistance of new parents. But a pair of millennials in Philadelphia posted a "meal train" request on NextDoor that pushed one man over the edge. Fortunately for the rest of us, he aired his grievance publicly on Twitter — and gave the Internet some mind-blowing #content in the process.
I have so many thoughts. "Teetering on a fence of emotions" is sheer fuckboi poetry, a phrasing that arises from years of pulling out and refusing to pay for half the Plan B.
Re: the food specifications, who's making "lamb meatball stew with orzo" for themselves, let alone two strangers? The list resembles a celebrity nutritionist's approved meals that you'd see in US Weekly but I have a feeling even Jessica Biel would be like, "This is too much. I'll just have a green juice."
The Twitterverse felt similarly.
Naturally, there were dissenting opinions.
But most people agreed the post smacked of entitlement.
Godspeed, you crazy kids! I'm rooting for you despite your grave mistake. The NextDoor post wasn't great, either.
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