2.07.2012

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE BOROUGH



huck and i met up with a very dear friend in brooklyn yesterday afternoon to check out the jason wu for target line at the bonkers brooklyn target (that link takes you to my very first post, yikes). there wasn't much left of poor mr. wu (and nothing in our sizes whatsoever), but i did spot the ever elusive leopard print skinnies i've been lusting after so it wasn't a total loss.

to get home we took the d train, which goes over the river on the manhattan bridge. i love the surprise of suddenly seeing broad daylight inside a subway train, it's disorienting in a really fun way. as we rode over the manhattan bridge, huck fell straight asleep. right there on my lap. on a subway car. that's my city boy for you. the screeching of the emergency exit doors at 59th street and the blaring sirens at columbus circle couldn't even wake him up. what a life!

some days i'm just really struck by how different huck's life is from how i grew up.  not for the better or worse necessarily, just different. thought one of these days i'll have to wire up some speakers inside huck's stroller, because car seat sing-alongs are the one thing i know he's missing out on over here. i'll be danged if my kid doesn't know all the words to every disney song ever written by the time he's five. danged, i say!

i mean, these are the life skills, you know.

RELATED:
this article on french vs. american parenting was really encouraging to me on how i'm trying to raise this kid of mine.

NOT REALLY RELATED:
this post (on you've got mail) was so good i haaaad to share.

NOT RELATED IN THE SLIGHTEST:
i was nominated for most stylish mom, which is funny and sweet. please vote if you care to! :)

17 comments :

  1. i too love going over the bridge on the trains that don't go under the east river. no way to get jaded about it - it's just awesome!

    love that article on french parenting. i wish american parents, particularly mothers, would try to not over extend themselves and realize that children time and adult time can happen and it doesn't mean you're a bad parent. le sigh.

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  2. I am watching you've got mail right now! I sell cheap books, I do, so sue me.

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  3. That article on french parenting is amazing. it makes me feel better for my 'parenting philosophies.' since i'm such a philosopher these days.

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  4. Gah I lived in Bensonhurst two years ago and I loved me some D train over the river on my daily commute!

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  5. speaking of post on You've Got Mail: http://jenni-austria-germany.blogspot.com/2012/02/im-alive.html

    ten points for a shameless plug!

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  6. That parenting article was so great!!! Thank you for that! Taking forever for the hubby and me to get pregnant but I'm all about learning before hand!

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  7. Oh wow, I loved that article. What great information. Thank you, Natalie

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  8. i just wanted to tell you that a post on my local craigslist offered an antlered deer head for $30, and i almost wanted to buy it due to past moments of drooling over your mod/vintage/antler jumble decor. and then i remembered how much that creeps me out. i'll stick to antlers if they come around, and maybe a papier-mache head. ;)

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  9. voted! have a great day!

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  10. so there IS an above river train?! i thought i'd seen it in the movies. my best friend lives in Brooklyn (Bedford stop) and the first time i was on it, i looked probably very anxious- expecting at any moment to be bathed in sunlight, with a city view. but...it never happened (i was so confused) thanks for clearing it up for me. Train D. I checked it out on my NYC subway app. (i couldn't delete it!) It's a bit outta the way for Bedford- but at some point- it's a must! how i love your city!

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  11. I loved that French vs. American article. I'm sooo French.

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  12. I had the Jason Wu bonanza was cray. I stayed home and ordered online.. i love you've got mail! it's one of those movies that i'll most likely always watch if it's on tv :) now following you

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  13. Great parenting article! Thanks for posting it. Definately something to think about

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  14. Love the french v. american parenting article. Thanks for sharing! No kids yet, but soon hopefully and this seems to fit with my ideas. Hopefully I can put it into action! :)

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  15. I just can't wear skinny jeans, colorful or not. But I did read your target post (laughing) and voted. Keep reminding me and I'll vote everyday!

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  16. Knowing the words to all of the Disney songs is DEFINITELY a necessary life skill. I am proud to say that all three of my younger (now adult) brothers can belt out any Disney tune on command. Our favorites: Aladdin’s song as he gets chased through the market, a Whole New World (in duet, of course) or Ariel’s Part of Your World.

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