September 25, 2009
I’m not going to lie, I’ve been reading baby websites. I started with the obvious ones, Baby Center and The Bump. And they’re fine, very informative, everyone on there is so cute with their inspirational stories and their love for their children and are just brimming with excitement at the mere thought of being alive. And don’t get me wrong, I brim, I do. Just not out loud like that.
So then I found Urban Baby. It’s a baby site for New Yorkers. It’s dark, it’s sarcastic, people explode in jealous rages, some confess they hate their spouse and children. I want nothing to do with these people and yet I can’t stop visiting the site. (Oh, and sidenote, it’s anonymous, making it really off-the-dial nutso). It’s very similar to my affection for the show “Cheaters”. When it’s on, I can’t look away.
I think this post, about a family of 4 just scraping by on 350k in NYC, or this one about what to say to single friends who-gasp-are in their 30’s and single are classic examples. The premise of both posts are ridiculous enough, but the comments, oh the comments. Anyway, check it out if you want to see crazy New Yorkers be all public about it. I know I do.