“If a baby were president, there would be no taxes, there would be no war. There would be no government, and things could get terrible. It actually, probably it would be a better screenplay idea than a serious suggestion.” — Michael Scott
The Office is known for lots of silliness, but it’s also known for some heartwarming moments. From Michael’s costumes and bits to Jim and Pam’s first night in the hospital, here’s some of the best parenting advice to take from The Office.
Everything’s An Opportunity For Feminism
Make your children’s interests work for your parenting lessons. So they love Cinderella? Turn Cinderella into an oncologist for Halloween.
Always Accept Help
Even if it’s your weirdo coworker who suggests tying a piece of suet onto a string and wrapping it around your baby’s toe to keep her happy. If they can lull your baby to sleep, let ‘em.
There’s Always Time For A Dance Party
If you have the space, start a cafe disco right in your own home. It’s a great way to up morale when everyone’s feeling blah.
Babies Are In Control From Day 1
In the words of Dwight Schrute, “Pam is constantly throwing up because of the pregnancy. If she eats something the fetus doesn't like, she is screwed. It's amazing, a 3-ounce fetus is calling the shots. It's so bad*ss.”
Safety First, Always
If you’re going to do a Lion King bit with your baby, best just to keep them in the car seat.