Tuesday, November 15, 2005

How the other half lives

There's this new parenting magazine, Cookie, that's so over the top it's not even threatening. Here's a link to a sneak peek of their charter issue, where they offer their recommendations for your kid's first birthday party. Petit fours, candied chestnuts, or truffled goose foie gras, my sweet little punkin? Sheesh. Makes Chuck E. Cheese look like a reasonable option after all.

I promise that tomorrow I won't be such a sourpuss. This big ol' glass of red wine and a bowl of Ben and Jerry's coming up are going to do me right.


Lauren said...

Hey, Sugarmama,

I have been reading your blog recently, because you've commented on mine, and thought I'd unlurk.

I have wondered what Cookie is . . . As soon as I saw the word "luxe" in it, referring to children's birthday parties, I knew the mag is not for me.

And your ex is seriously passive-aggressive.

Sugarmama said...

Hey, Lauren, glad you've "unlurked." I sure do like your blog name, by the way. That magazine is laughable, huh? I sometimes feel intimidated when confronted with parents who have way more money than we do--which happens a lot in Chapel Hill. But yeah, the foie gras at a 1-year old's birthday party had me saying out loud to myself, "What?!" Just funny, not intimidating.

Mommygoth said...

Boy, I guess I am ultra lame, huh? With my Harris Teeter cake and preprepared food trays! Deli meats, begone from me!

Sugarmama said...

Mommygoth, if it were a 1-year old's birthday we were talking about, I'd much rather come to your kind of party. I like foie gras and petit fours as much as the next food snob, but they have their place and a toddler event ain't it!