Tuesday, September 13, 2011

the urban family

We live downtown. I mean, right downtown. And we love it. Part of what we love about it is our proximity to all the little happenings in the city. Evenings notwithstanding, our city streets are lively and active and there are things to see and do on almost any given day or week.

This past weekend the Glebe held a little street event. So we decided to head down for a little urban family fun.

The best part of the event in the Glebe was not the activities planned for small children but a skateboarding competition. Peanut, you see, adores skateboarding. She sees it pretty routinely in a local park and thinks it is just awesome. So we checked it out.


glebe streets 4

glebe streets 3


She loved it. Also, there were balloons.

glebe streets 1


Bubby was less interested in the skateboarding and focussed more on licking the wrap I was wearing her in and just generally being adorable.


glebe streets 2


Good times.

4 comments:

  1. It's good to read posts like this! I've heard utterly rotten things from some parents about urban living - everything from "but why would you deprive them of grass and sunshine?!" to sentiments suggesting that people who live in rented apartments should not be permitted to have children (on the grounds that an apartment is too small for a growing child). I like having my perspective reaffirmed by reminders like these - that the right kind of urban living offers proximity to all kinds of enriching and diverse experiences! Makes me wish we had a place closer to the more urban areas of town.

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  2. Thank you, e'n'b! I've heard the same thoughts from people. And it's funny what you wrote about rental apartments: we have definitely met with significant - and entirely illegal - discrimination because we have children, including being denied a place for that fact alone. I have every intention of doing a full apartment tour but that will have to wait for a day when the whole place is totally tidy. Let's all hold our breath waiting for that, shall we? :)

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  3. One: Your kids are ADORABLE.

    Two: What rock have I been living under to not know that you have a blog?!? I'll have to read the whole thing now to catch up.

    Three: You look fantastic.

    The end.

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  4. Lovely! Perhaps in a couple of years your gal will be pulling some cool tricks! Very fun to see what you and your fam are up to these days. We are eagerly anticipating the day we can move back to urban spaces - rural life has its perks, too, but not quite as many fascinating folks nearby.

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