Saturday, 28 July 2012
A haircut and 3 questions
Alice got her very first haircut. Our friend, hair stylist extraordinaire, delicately worked on my daughter's combover! Armed with delicious blueberries, the process went very smoothly. It was not as emotional (talking about the mama and not the baby) as I expected but it was still a "touching" and adorable moment.
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Our little family will go to Brooklyn in October. We will rent an apartment (via airbnb...much cheaper than staying at a hotel) for a few nights and mostly stay in this part of New York that we never visited before. I will also take part in a surface printing workshop with a certain Scandinavian designer (freaking out freaking out freaking out)!
Question 1: Do you have any tips about Brooklyn?
As I told my unhappy anonymous reader in my previous post, I have been looking non stop for an umbrella stroller since, um, January. I actually made an Excel sheet with different models but so far nothing good came out of it! At first I wanted a MacLaren but I read an article that some kid got badly injured with the mechanism (???) and they had to recall tons of umbrella strollers. Then I wanted to get an Uppa Baby (G-Luxe) but the price is a bit too high for a secondary stroller (I still love our regular stroller for our day to day activities - especially Canadian winter activities - but it is a bit too bulky in crowded places like bus-subway-plane to New York and does not have a travel strap). Sadly, the company's cheaper model (G-Lite) is not available in Canada (!"#$%?&*). I looked at big surface stores but found nothing particularly interesting (bulky, heavy and low handles). At one point, Dan suggested that we simply get an incredibly cheap umbrella stroller at one of those "sell everything" stores in our neighborhood.
Question 2: Do you have any umbrella stroller suggestions?
We will be traveling to New York by plane because there was an awesome promotion with Air Canada. The flight is about 90 minutes and Alice will have to stay on our laps since we didn't get a seat for her (under 2 year old it is not necessary).
Question 3: How to you make a young toddler stay on your lap during 90 minutes???????? (not enough question marks to express how much I'm clueless about flying peacefully with a toddler).
Thank you so much!
I would also like to thank you for the lovely messages that you left me regarding the anonymous comment that I received. On the bright side, it totally boosted my writing "mojo" and made me realize that this blog still has an important place in my heart.
Dear readers, you rock!
p.s. I will soon post a list of my favorite Montessori et Waldorf blogs.