I had appointment after appointment today, so I was walking through the streets of Manhattan for hours….which meant I overheard a lot of chatter.
My favorites were between kids and their parents.
Child: Mom, can I get a smoothie?
Mom: I don’t have any money.
Child: Well, can’t we just buy some?
Child: …we saw Adrian afterwards.
Grandmother: It’s nice that he lives close by.
Child: Yes, right by the sewer.
Child in Stroller: Woo Woo Woo Woo Woo Woo…
Dad: Do you simply have to be heard all the time?
Child: (silence) Yes. Woo Woo Woo Woo
Posted in Children, Family, Humor, Life, Relationships, Walking
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I don’t remember ever posing with the Easter Bunny as a child, so I’ve never thought about how they might look.
Scary or cute?
Hold fast to your kiddies, parents.
Posted in Children, Family, Holiday, Humor, Photography
Tagged children, cute, Easter, Easter Bunny, family, Holiday, Humor, mascots, photography, scary
Today the Sticky Egg became a great aunt for the very first time!
Welcome Baby Charlotte!
And thanks for letting me model your baby beanie. You’re a good egg already.
Posted in Children, Family, Home, Humor, Life, Love, Photography
Tagged announcement, aunt, baby, baby beanie, birth, children, family, good egg, hatched, home, Humor, life, love, model, niece, photography
What does the term ‘boyfriend jeans’ mean to you?
Loose jeans? Distressed jeans? Or…
Super sexy jeans?
Old Navy is now selling this popular style to girls and babies, and continuing to call them boyfriend jeans. Some parents and psychologists argue that this name is inappropriate for such a young clientele, who shouldn’t be thinking about wearing their boyfriend’s jeans or even have a boyfriend at all.
In the words of Seth and Amy at the SNL Weekend Update desk — “Really?”
I’d argue that the ‘highly sexualized nature’ of the name lies in the minds of these doctors and parents. Jeans shoppers have heard it in the marketplace for years; it simply means ‘loose fitting.’ Any babies and little girls made aware of the name will define it in terms of their own innocent friendships (unless their parents attempt to explain it in an adult context and scar them forever).
Keep calm and carry on, parents. There are far bigger boogie men out there to fight.
Posted in Children, Family, Fashion, Humor, Life, Relationships
Tagged acid wash, Amy Poehler, babies, blue jeans, boogie men, boyfriend jeans, children, clientele, commentary, distressed jeans, Fashion, girls, Humor, keep calm and carry on, life, loose jeans, marketplace, Old Navy, Relationships, Seth Meyers, sex, sexy, shoppers, SNL, Weekend Update
My sister and I visited Universal Studios and Universal Islands of Adventure in December.
Harry Potter was our goal, but we played around in the rest of the two parks as well, trying out all kinds of 3D rides.
One of our favs?
The minions from the movie Despicable Me. It was designed for kids, but I think the adults on the ride had just as much fun.
One thing I did not realize…
Minions are members of the #BBN.
No wonder everyone loves ’em.
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Tagged 3D rides, amusement park, basketball, BBN, Bee Doo, children, Despicable Me, entertainment, family, Harry Potter, Humor, Movies, Sports, Travel, UK Wildcats, Universal Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios
It’s hard to admit, but not all eggs are sticky.
In fact, some of the first ones I encountered as a child were green. And I got to see them up close and up sized today at Universal Studios.
If you didn’t get the reference, it’s from Dr. Seuss’ amazing Green Eggs and Ham.
Even if you did get the reference, it might be surprising to discover that it is a food stand.
Posted in Books, Children, Entertainment, Food, Humor, Life, Travel
Tagged book, books, children, Dr. Seuss, eggs, entertainment, food, food stand, green, Green Eggs and Ham, Humor, life, sticky, Travel, Universal Studios
I’m taking a class in children’s book publishing this semester at NYU. We’ve read picture books, middle grade, young adult, you name it.
I took the class the learn about the editing side of the biz…but the more I learn about children’s fiction and non-fiction, the more I’d like to take a stab at writing it.
The interesting twist is that, even though the books are for kids, the parents are the ones who buy and read them. So that’s why books like these are bestsellers.
Hey — maybe I can do this.
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Tagged bestsellers, book editing, book publishing, books, Business, children, children's books, class, dirty little secret, fiction, Go the F@uck to Sleep, Humor, kids, life, middle grade books, non-fiction, NYU, parents, picture books, writing, YA books, You Have to F@cking Eat, young adult books