April 04, 2009

Everyone Loves Baby

Mo and I took the baby to a place called Little Five Points.

It’s a rather alternative place.

To put it in perspective, normally I blend, black turtleneck, jeans, tennis shoes, brown hair pulled back, small post earrings.

At Little Five Point I stand out because I don’t have Raggedy Ann Red hair, facial piercings or clothes mishmashed into funk from a thrift shop. Think brown spandex with fuzzy boots, skin tight funky shirt with fur, gold bangles out of the eye brows, and sleeve tats.

That was the norm.

I was not.

And so we walked around a very fun store called The Junkman’s Daughter, I held the baby, looking for odd Easter gifts.

Every now and then Mo or I would say, “Look at you. You have a baby… in a bar…”, (movie quote) referring to the fact we had a baby in this very alternative store.

We walked the streets with baby in arms, going from one store to another, passing homeless people, funky people, young folks playing music on street corners with guitar cases opened full of $1 bills.

People would stop and talk to us, asking how old she was… a man in a car, probably in his mid 50s, shaggy and relaxed looking yelled out his car window to us, “How old is your baby?!” Mo shouted back, “Two months!” and he got the biggest grin I have ever seen and he yelled back, “She is BEAUTIFUL! God BLESS YOU!”

Even the homeless shouted out to us… “How old is she, one month?” Mo told him her age as we walked by and we noted he was not off by much.


He was almost spot on… she’s the size of a one month old.

We got in the car and I said to her, “Everyone loves babies. Even the homeless…”

Posted by Boudicca at April 4, 2009 09:10 PM

Reese delivers that line beautifully. . .

I went to the Junkman's Daughter. Bought some funky bandaids for easter gifts. Did you see the bacon flavored gun? *snicker*

Posted by: oddybobo at April 4, 2009 09:59 PM

We live in Vancouver, which has a huge homeless population, and my son gets attention from homeless folks all the time, and from drunks on the bus. My favorite was the intimidating Asian motorcycle toughs on the elevator, who started cooing and giggling like a couple of girls when they saw him. It was so cute!

Posted by: Amity at April 7, 2009 10:46 AM

Think Obama loves babies?

Posted by: JihadGene at April 8, 2009 10:58 AM

Ha! I loved Sweet Home Alabama!!

Posted by: Richmond at April 8, 2009 03:39 PM