While Roo and Dad took Charlie and Josie to a party in East Williamsburg, Benny went to the office with mommy...Read More
Roo in the City:
an illustrated blog about life with four kids in a small apartment in the BIG city
Roo first woke up at 3 am, so compared to the previous night, Dad felt he’d already achieved a solid sleep and anything else would be gravy. Now, when Charlie was a baby, there was opportunity to let him cry it out on his own and self soothe. But as the apartment filled with little people, Mom and Dad sacrificed their own sleep to keep the ‘middle-of-the-night-crying-child-syndrome’ contained to just one…Read More
The originators of the adventure playgrounds wanted parents to be invisible, to blend into the surroundings. The new seating at 72 along the low wall around the outside of the play space is great for this (and a vast improvement over previous seating and harsh iron fence). Unless you have a 1 year old. Then, as this is not a toddler space, you’ll need to be a tad more vigilant and present. “Oh no, she’s wandering toward the tire swings again.”Read More
NYC (and especially Central Park) is filled with playgrounds.Read More
Roo has been kept up recently due to a stuffy nose and sore throat. So she and Dad often find themselves looking out over First Ave in the middle of the night.Read More
Early Sunday morning.
Dad pulls out his phone to double check the route. “It’s not close, but it should be easy,” he’s telling Mom. “We’ll just take the train up and—
Instantly, Dad is throwing stuff into a duffel bag and yelling, “Where’s your other lacrosse glove, Charlie?”Read More
Oh no! Roo’s dad got sidetracked with outside illustration jobs this week (yay! or Boo!! depending on your priorities), and won’t have a new Roo adventure until WednesdayRead More
Roo’s parents really dropped the ball 9 + years ago when it came to getting babies and toddlers on a regular nap schedule.Read More
Roo’s life as a play-at-home board gameRead More
Election Day!Read More
Roo lives on the correct side of First Ave should she need to go to the hospital on Marathon Sunday (important but tremendously unlikely). Roo lives on the wrong side of First if she wants to go almost anywhere else in ManhattanRead More
Halloween in New York CityRead More
Benny has a song he’ll sing:
“Danger Roo! Danger Roo! You never know what she’s gonna do!!”Read More
Outside the rain is steady. The playground is puddled; swings wet, slides slick. Roo will have to be contained. So, they will go for a walk and see what the city has to offer on a lazy, rain-out September Sunday.Read More
Roo lives with her mom, dad, and three older siblings in a NYC apartment on the east side of the isle of Manhattan. Roo’s apartment opens up to the whole big city—the bustling sidewalks, the towering buildings, the local school lots and playgrounds, shops and farmers’ market, and the wonderful, expansive Central Park.Read More
While Roo’s New York apartment is not large, there are plenty of elements to keep a baby entertained (or in trouble).Read More
This is Roo.
She just turned 1. Roo lives with her mom, dad, and three older siblings in a NYC apartment on the east side of the isle of Manhattan. Roo’s apartment opens up to the whole big city—the bustling sidewalks, the towering buildings, the local school lots and playgrounds, shops and farmers’ market, and the wonderful, expansive Central Park.