a blackgirl's permutating manifesto on windowsill marigolds & freestyle guerilla acts

Sunday, March 30, 2003  

I'm sure that you are aware that parenting in New York consists of using guerilla tactics such as teaching your child the subway stop and subsequent route to small Brooklyn apartment by the time he's 18 months. By 18 months your child should also understand how to perform small tasks like clearing his plate and putting it in the sink. He can carry the light bags when it's time to grocery shop. He can begin learning how to cook by identifying basic spices and distinguishing between various types of leafy greens. He should have, by two and a half, reached an understanding of working a toddler hustle. The other day my not yet three child asked me for some money. I gave him a couple of quarters. He looked at me with the most serious of facial expressions and said,"Dollars mommy. I want dollars." Like Rakim, Amir is always in a New York state of mind.

posted by coloredhoney | 9:55 AM