We interrupt this stream of over-elaborate, handmade doll house posts to bring you this important breaking news: half the parents in the Washington DC area are pulling their kids out of daycare and dropping them at grandma's or the neighbor's or in front of Nickelodeon with a phone, because they can't child care it anymore.
Not to nitpick, but couldn't the Washington Post have punched up the bright side of this story, about how layoffs enable parents to spend more time with their kids? After all, the banks did suspend foreclosures through Christmas. Or how about a trend piece where dads lose their jobs and end up taking care of the kids? [The licensing alone will put Laid-Off Dad's kids through college.] And then if we just hold on until The Obama comes, it'll be Mandarin-speaking nannies and $1500 dollhouses for everyone!