10 Signs you are a New York City Parent
1. Your stroller (most likely the UppaBaby or Bugaboo) is “pimped” out with diaper bag hooks, stroller gloves (most likely these) an organizer for your much-needed coffee/iPhone and probably the latest footmuff to keep your babe warm during this polar vortex nonsense. It has also become your new favorite shopping accessory.
(photo taken in the dressing room of Anthropologie, which I might add is super stroller friendly :)
2. Your toilet is too loud when flushed so there is an understanding in your apartment that if the baby is sleeping it is necessary to uphold the “if it’s yellow, let it mellow…(you know the rest).”
3. Sleep sheep is your best friend (see #2).
4. One of your first outings (after the visit to the pediatrician) as a new family is to your local coffee shop-for caffeine, obviously.
(In this photo, Ellery was one week old. We went to our local coffee shop, Grounded, for bagels and coffee.)
5. Your music class instructors are most likely Broadway singers/actresses needing to make some money on the side.
6. No one brought you home cooked meals when you had the babe, instead seamless web kept you alive (and might also be the reason there’s still 5 lbs of baby weight to lose 14 months later :)
7. You’re forced to learn how to change your baby’s diaper on your lap in the bathroom of restaurants because who ever heard of changing tables in NYC? (okay, this might be a West Village specific issue, but come on…)
8. Nannies outnumber stay-at-home Moms in said baby classes.
9. One of your first accomplishments was taking a form of transportation (cab/subway) to another part of the city. It’s a big deal here in NYC!
(Ellery looks skeptical but she actually does enjoy the subway)
10. You think there is no place like New York City and you have no idea how everyone else does it who doesn’t live here!