Saturday, February 21, 2009
The Perfect Role Model
Nothing ticks off my husband "Gavino" more than NYC shops catering to children of the upwardly mobile. Peering into the contrived commercial world of children - as conceived of by adults - just gives us another excuse for why we never wanted children. As we passed such a venue on Hudson Street in the West Village, I pointed to a cool middle-aged Dad holding a coherent conversation with his determinedly independent toddler. My example of the joys of parenting was none other than Comedy Central's Jon Stewart out for a Saturday morning stroll with his child.