is our favorite new york magazine columnist moonlighting anonymously at gawker?
that said, this paragraph is pretty spot-on. especially about those fugly crocs:
There's a mom in purple Crocs (a unfortunate trend this summer), and when she says to the mom in the brand-new Brooklyn Industries t-shirt, She is such a good walker -- how old is she? I know she means "Shit, why isn't my kid walking?" and when she continues, And she's so verbal, too, she really means, "Shit, my kid's just past grunting" and when she says, Oops, she's got some dirt in her mouth, Croc Mommy manages to hide her glee, but what she's really thinking is "Ha! At least my kid doesn't eat dirt!"someone please explain why gawker is running this recurring feature? has it entirely forgotten its target hipster clickerati demo of wannabe mcsweeney-ites? or maybe nick denton is just totally confident that his readers will hate parents too!
[also, maybe my irony-dar is off, but was that a gratuitous dig at (or simple nod to) brooklyn industries? if the t-shirt was a season or two less new, would that have made the mom cooler? or even more pathetically unhip? should she shop at some williamsburg boutique? or maybe something from vincent gallo's store would achieve the perfect cheeky-self-referential-ironic-hipster pitch? or maybe moms should just all wear prison-issue one-pieces with their number stitched on the breast. please help.]can't we all just get along? i mean, why do these freelance-for-a-reason writers care so much about what other essentially minding-their-own-business moms are doing? leave the kid with your tibetan nanny, go treat yourself to a day at bliss and shut the fuck up already.