Categories: Me and Baby B
One of our most popular Facebook posts this year was when we posted pictures of the then just announced Tesla Model X. I remember the post because we debated internally whether you, our awesome community, really wanted to hear about a car. Well, after the enthusiastic response, not only are we glad we posted, but we decided to do some more investigation. We sent our intrepid reporter, Baby B to the seen for one of the first public unveilings of the Model X this weekend at Santana Row in San Jose, CA. (apologies for the less than professional photos – hopefully it just adds to the authenticity ;))
Once upon a time, there was another family member who laughed at the noises his own body made who was also totally adorable. And then life moved forward and he became the father of your child. In a few days we’ll be celebrating his very being for Father’s Day and I wanted to share with you, some of the best gifts, papas I know recently received that cost a little but meant a lot.
To all the rad dads out there, this one’s for you, Happy Father’s Day!
My friend Ed believes the “… the art from my kids still is the best but the smallest thing I refer to constantly is my Weber grilling cookbook. [It’s] very suburban of me but I always check it for recipes and especially cooking times for different cuts of meat.” Handmade gifts are truly original and thoughtful and a fun and crafty way for a parent and child to spend time together. I wouldn’t have immediately thought to purchase dad a cookbook, but I guess, one related to barbecues (and the foods he enjoys) makes a pretty nifty gift.
Note: Usually, we’ll be tackling more light hearted, everyday topics, so please excuse the random politics interruption.
1. The Dictator Angle
Amy Chua’s advocacy of banning playdates, sleepovers and television in pursuit of “straight A’s” and former President Mubarak’s 30 year reign with iron-fisted control of the media and daily life are simply two forms of dictatorship: one in the house and one of a country. But the singular lesson is that the power of “the individual” is an overwhelming force too strong to suppress, whether it’s the democratic movement of a country or the individuality of a child manifesting itself. So even if I wanted to subscribe to Amy Chua’s household dictatorship methods as Baby B’s father, it’s a fruitless exercise because Baby B is bound to prevail.
One of our friends asked us, “After almost 3 years, what are the 5 baby items you couldn’t do without?” I said: “I’ll have to think about the top 5 baby items, but I’ll tell you one thing we haven’t figured out – the poop smell is killing us.”
But before I regale with my poop anguish, I did think about what our Top 5 list would be. It’s not the coolest or most original list, it’s just the ones that really stood out for me.
Welcome to the official birth announcement for a series I’m calling “Me and Baby B”. As for the “me” part, I’m, Christopher Wu, the CEO and co-founder of Paper Culture. Baby B is my precocious almost 3 year old daughter. No, her name isn’t actually B, but you know, we live in a strange world and my wife only agreed to let me write this series if I left out some of the exact details.