Why Parenting Is Like an Escape Room You Can Never Escape

Great for team-building!

Alex Dobrenko
Human Parts
Published in
12 min readJul 20, 2022


A baby in a crib
You spend way too much time making this in Photoshop

You jolt awake in a groggy haze. It is dark and a baby is crying.

It is 3:43 a.m. and your baby is crying and crying and CRYING. You’re up and you’re confused — didn’t you just do this? Doesn’t matter ’cause it started again. Your wife looks at you…