Happy Friday, everyone! At the risk of going overboard on the Jackson photos lately (sorry, but he’s in a really cute phase right now!), I have to post this new favorite of him and Drew that I took earlier this week. We were blessed with some gorgeous weather these last few days and on Wednesday, Drew got out of work a little early and Jack and I met him near the subway stop and then headed to the playground. Only, I got distracted on the way by a Mexican restaurant with outdoor seating and champagne sangria and the next thing you know, we were sharing a pitcher (Drew and I were, that is; Jackson enjoyed a bottle of almond milk). I’m still limiting my booze to just two days a week, and I can’t think of a better way to use up one of those days than with some sangria on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon with my cute, sweet husband and my cute, sweet son.
Anyhow, the sangria buzz made play time at the playground a little more fun for all. And after that we went and picked up our second CSA delivery, which included corn on the cob (hell yeah) and okra (an underrated veggie, in my opinion), so life is good.
Oh! Speaking of playgrounds, remember last week when I mentioned how I saw two women let their 4-year-old daughters crap in plastic bags in the middle of the playground? Well, the very next day, we were at the park — Prospect Park, which is sort of like Central Park’s younger sibling who lives in Brooklyn — and we saw another little girl — this one about 7 or 8 — pull down her pants, squat down and take a dump right in front of us!! The mom wiped her butt with some tissue and and picked up the poo with a plastic bag like you do when you’re picking up after your dog. Is this a THING now? I mean, that’s three little girls two days in a row who crapped right out in the open! And my friend Bill said he was on the Q train recently and he saw a woman pull out a little potty training toilet and her daughter sat down on it — on a crowded train! — and crapped right there in front of everyone!!! I mean, what is going on?! Is this just a NYC thing? I know other countries are a little more lax about these sorts of things, but it’s just such a shock to see public pooping right here in my own neighborhood.
Anyway, sorry to go off on a crap tangent. My mind, obviously, is boggled.
Quick, someone say something that isn’t poop-related. Have you seen any good movies lately? What are your plans for Labor Day weekend? How about them (fill in the blank with the name of a sports team who’s doing well…)?
P.S. Next week you’ll finally be able to buy a brand new Dear Wendy mug, so keep an eye out! Also, I’m going to start the DW newsletter next week, too, and you’ll be able to sign up for it starting Monday. AND, I joined Twitter again (after being hacked a million times and taking an extended break), so if you Tweet, give me a follow!
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! Enjoy these waning days of summer…