It was 6 degrees yesterday morning, with a high of 19. What do you do when you have a three year old who needs to be run like a border collie, and it’s too cold to even walk to the Y? After books, play-doh, and endless games, resorted to cartoons. Fortunately the cats took the brunt of his misplaced energy.
My 3-year-old son is tall, very tall. He is often mistaken for a 5-year-old and the normal antics of a 3-year-old can seem like the behavior of a troubled first grader. But this doesn’t bother me as much as the looks he gets when he falls asleep in the stroller. He still takes a midday nap, and when we’re out, he falls asleep in the stroller, perfectly normal for a 3-year-old. Except when I’m coming home with my napping boy splayed out in a stroller that is just too small, it looks like a have a drugged child in a wheelbarrow, or worse, another spoiled “Park Slope brat” who refuses to walk and needs to be chauffeured everywhere. Hey gets stared at as we walk by. People actually stop us and tell me “he’s too old to be in a stroller.” My wife usually snaps, “he’s only 3.” I usually ignore them or say “Then I’m glad your opinion means nothing to me.” But the worst was when a deranged homeless guy followed us yelling “get up and fuckin’ walk!”
And this is with the biggest stroller available. What’s a sleepy tall boy too do?
The chain restaurant Cheeburger Cheeburger is opening at the former Miracle Grill space on 7th Avenue and 3rd St. in Brooklyn. I know that the Brooklyn Paper says there is a hamburger renaissance going on in Brooklyn, but Cheeburger Cheeburger? Did we really need that? Cheeburger Cheeburger completes a Park Slope mediocre burger super-fecta. Now with
Brooklyn BurgerFlipsters, 5 Guys, Corner Burger and Cheeburger Cheeburger, you won’t wave to walk for that 3 blocks to get a crappy burger. I guess the bright side is with the Slope becoming so enamored by alt-burger chains, maybe we’ll get an In-N-Out Burger!
In other news Pfizer opens their first Lipitor store in Park Slope!