Places I Have Already Taken Gracie Despite Her Tender Years (Weeks)

An ambulance. I didn’t ride in one of these until I was 31!

A hospital. Talk about a hotbed of infectious diseases!

The corner store. Little Korean ladies fussed over her bare, purple feet. (They were purple because she was four days old. It was not cold.)

The pediatrician’s office. TWICE!

The playground. She didn’t want to go on the swings. Weird!

Vasquez Rocks. We brought Sam along to protect her from the Gorn.

Griffith Park. I’m pretty sure we just went to another playground. We are wild and crazy!

Romero’s. Our favorite Mexican diner, which happens to be in walking distance for convenient not-in-the-budget meals.

IKEA. I don’t know what we were thinking.

The Autry. Culture for my baby! And a tasty burger for Mama.

A major motion picture studio. Oddly, she was not “discovered.”

7 thoughts on “Places I Have Already Taken Gracie Despite Her Tender Years (Weeks)

  1. Anne

    January 23, 2010 at 9:07am

    When my daughter was about 5 days, we went to the laundry mat – not terribly exciting, but terribly needed at the time!

  2. Lucretia

    January 23, 2010 at 9:18am

    What’s next??! A pool full of acid, a pit of snakes, that maze in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, that endurance race in the Sahara, Mordor, Newgate prison circa 1877, inner city Glasgow on a Friday night, Afganistan, Sarah Palin’s brain and the 7th circle of hell?

    I really should drink less coffee…. my point was that it sounds like you and your family are *gasp* enjoying introducing Grace to the world and vice versa. This is of course A Good Thing.

  3. Moggy

    January 23, 2010 at 9:50am

    BEST MAMA EVAH!

    Seriously awesome. :)

  4. Laurie

    January 23, 2010 at 10:08am

    Ya know, after Jake was born, I didn’t take him out until he was 13 days old. (We walked down the street for lunch at Friendly’s.) I had been recovering from small complications from his birth, and hadn’t been feeling well, and felt badly that I didn’t get out for that long. I don’t understand folks thinking you’re supposed to keep them locked away for weeks. I know it’s January, but you are in LA and your January weather is like my April weather here. No reason not to get her out and about.

  5. allison

    January 24, 2010 at 5:54pm

    Wait, you have to protect your child from the Gorn? Motherhood is so complicated.

  6. B

    January 25, 2010 at 6:59am

    all I can say is I was a proud user of a highchair cover/cart cover at grocery stores when my child was an infant, which some may say makes me a germophobe. Whatever; it worked for us.
    But even *I* took that same infant to Target the day after she came home from the hospital; straight to Target from the hospital clinic where she’d been re-tested for jaundice. She was 4 days old. Seriously people need to keep their opinions on newborn “safety” to themselves.

  7. Crystal

    January 25, 2010 at 7:20am

    IKEA!?! What were you thinking?!?!. I mean, *I’m* overwhelmed by that place and I’m 27!

    (In case it needs to be said, I am totally joking. Except not about IKEA overwhelming me. It seriously does.)

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