08/16/2011 05:50 pm ET Updated Oct 16, 2011

How I Got All Precious About Daycare

For rookie parents like myself, whether or not to put your kid in daycare brings up a host of hand-wringing questions: Is it OK to hate anyone who can afford a nanny? Will daycare teachers treat my child better if she's clearly more attractive than the other gargoyles? Will they be as good at breastfeeding as me?

But these questions seem like a luxury compared to the real issues that sending your child to daycare brings up, like: Am I really paying an extra $300 a month just so this kid eats organic mangoes? What's the deal with so many creepy guys named Bob hanging around these places? (Wish I were joking!) [Editor's note: 75% of all uncles are named Bob. ]