Yes, Dear

Season 3 Episode 11

Home Is Where the Heart Isn't

Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Dec 16, 2002 on CBS

Episode Recap

When Jimmy lets Kim know that the studio has a two-week paternity leave policy -- that Greg's kept a secret -- she guilts Greg into taking them up on the offer. Though Mr. Savitsky thinks paternity leave is a joke and the policy was only put in the studio handbook under advisement from legal, Greg gets his two weeks off. On his first day at home, Greg finds out that Kim doesn't really have much of anything for him to do. While he begins missing work, Jimmy discovers that he'll lose his sick days if he doesn't use them by the end of the year, so he fakes illness and stays home with Greg and the women. Greg's worries that he's playing hooky aren't helped when Kim drags him to the movies, and he runs into Savitsky -- which makes him fear that the studio's headed for a financial trainwreck because he stayed home. Greg is even more worried when he pays a surprise visit to a company meeting during his leave, and finds a replacement in his chair and things going fine without him. After he comes home crying to Kim, she chews him out for putting work ahead of his family, but soon comes to realize that maybe one begets the other. Greg stops feeling underappreciated at work when the trainwreck happens, and Savitsky begs him to end leave early.