why does it have to be Lynette to take the mat leave? Tom is already off why can't he stay home with the babies? there are these neat things called breast pumps and bottles.. a real innovation.
In Canada we get a paid year of parental leave.. that either parent can take, I know it's not like that in the US but when you are in a bind you figure things out. Personally, I would have had a tubal after the last baby if I were in Lynette's shoes.