Bringing Up Baby

Wednesday, Apr. 21, 1943

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 12.31.30 PMToday Abe and Lois are switching from her parents’ house to his mother’s and making the rounds of relatives. Lois is also meeting her sister-in-law Mim’s little boy and hearing all kinds of funny stories plus getting some sisterly advice. Lois and Mim both had the luxury of being full-time mothers but a lot of women didn’t and needed childcare. Since many factories were on two shifts, women might swap child care duties. One hilarious take on childcare issue is the Barbara Stanwyck’s 1945 movie “Christmas In Connecticut.” I could describe the zany plot to you (it involves baby switching) but you’d have more fun watching it. Here’s the trailer


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