So that new show Baby Borrowers. Well, i couldn't even watch the whole episode.
First, i thought it was young married couples, thinking about having children, wanting to see how having a child would affect the dynamics of their relationship. WRONG. Its teenagers, who are dating. They aren't married and have probably not thought about getting married. They are 17 or 18 years old.
Secondly, the babies they give them are between 6-12 months. Now I totally understand that no parent is going to hand over their newborn, but it isn't realistic to throw someone into parenting a 9 month old who is teething, attached to mom and dad, and have routines that have been set in place over the last 6-12 months. I mean my baby is used to things being done a.certain.way. please don't deviate it will just mess things up. The thing is, when you have a baby you are ready for the newborn stage....and then you progress to the teething stage, crawling, etc. I don't think i would have been prepared to watch someone else's baby for a few days and night straight having not gone through the previous stages.
Which leads me to my third frustration. You know that saying "babies don't come with a manual" Well, these babies do. The parents have typed out a very detailed manual of what to feed the baby, when the baby naps, routines, favorite things, things to do if the baby cries etc. Ha! Wouldn't that be nice if the hospital sent me home with a manual detailing my babies every want and need. One can only wish.
I think its a good concept, and the show might get better because these same couples parent teenagers and senior citizens. That might be interesting. I don't think i'll be blocking out my wednesday nights for this show though...