Culture on the Cheap
Parent Of The Year
Inasmuch as I —a woman with a husband and four cats— see fit to malign the lackluster parenting skills of my fellow Brooklynites I also like to laud acts of good parenting when I encounter them. And yesterday at the Mermaid Parade I found one. I have no idea who this chap is but he is a man well ahead of his time. Unlike Joe Simpson, Michael Lohan or Jamie Spears*, this guy knows waiting until one’s daughter is knee-high to a June bug is no way to prepare her for the rigors of adult life.
Lesson #1: Women have boobies.
Lesson #2: Men very much like to look at them.
This turns that age-old stereotype on its ear; instead of old men giving candy to little children, the children have turned the tables and are giving candy to them.
That’s avant garde parenting for you!
P.S.: For more fun Mermaid Parade pix and video goodness, click here!
*As in Jamie Lynn Spear’s dad and newly re-christened grandfather.
Photo Credits: Mr. & Miss Heather