Just Make Some Eggs: Couple Wheels Baby to Brunch in a Crib
Have you heard the one about the hipster couple who wheeled their baby's crib to a restaurant, parked it next to an outdoor table and had brunch?
We're not talking a large stroller or even a pack and play. We're talking a full-on square wooden crib. Picture wheeling a credenza on a dolly to a restaurant. Or maybe a small entertainment unit, but with a child in it. As you can see by this picture, a LARGE portion of a congested Brooklyn sidewalk was taken up by this thing.
I have a toddler. I know what it's like to try to eat out. They eat for about five minutes, then they throw food, cry, whine, and try to get out of their high chair. I guess this couple figured they'd be able to linger over a second chai/cappuccino/mimosa if their baby was in his own space. You know what we do? We don't eat out much. Because it's not all about fulfilling our wants every minute. I don't feel that I'm entitled to take up a third of a restaurant's outdoor seating with a part of my home.
What did it even take for this couple to get that crib/play yard out of their apartment? I mean, was carrying it down several flights of stairs and wheeling it over uneven pavement and crosswalks really worth it for a plate of French toast?
My advice: put together a jazz playlist, invest in a waffle maker and stay home until your kid is 3 or 4. Unless you get a babysitter and can leave the furniture at home.
I'm tired, but also feeling a little peckish. I think I'll put on my pajamas and a mud mask and wheel my bed down to the corner cafe for a bite.