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Rick and I recently joined some friends on a Sunday afternoon for Baby Loves Disco here in New York City. Have you every been to one of these?  Basically you get to drink beer, dance to old Bee Gees and Michael Jackson tunes and watch your kids be happy. Seriously happy. See….

Well, Rick at least looks seriously happy.

Listen, no one invites us to weddings anymore, so we crave us some afternoon drinking and dance floor action.

Basically, Baby Loves Disco transforms night clubs across the country into child-proof discos for weekend dance parties. I’ve thought the idea was brilliant for a long time and often curse myself for not coming up with this genius idea. Or at least figuring out a way to secretly steal it.

Summer and I quickly found our groove.

They also had lots of snacks and drinks for the kiddos. I had never heard of these low sugar, juice drinks from Honest Kids. I’m thinking they should hire Summer as their juice model.

By the way, do you think Summer looks like the young Olsen twins from “Full House?” Because I hear this frequently. In case, you forgot what the great, sassy Michelle Tanner looked like…

Hmmm… maybe I’ll try to turn Summer into a cash producing, media empire like the Olsens. No, that sounds ridiculously exhausting. A juice model sounds like a better goal for a lazy stage mom.

Anyway, back at the disco…

Dylan, who does not like big parties of any kind, was not exactly feeling the dance fever. Where’s Ren McCormack when you need him? C’mon, you don’t have to click. You remember Ren, right?

So Dylan simply refused to take off her jacket and hat for the first TWO hours.

That girl really knows how to commit herself to something.

But eventually, with the help of a bubble machine, even she got into the disco groove…

And so did contributing mama Jordana Bales and her two girls…

On a separate note, if you have been racked with wonder about my weekly trip to Whole Foods…

Yes, we went this week.

Yes, Dylan declared her urgent need to poop.

Yes, she mentioned this in front of the hot prepared foods section.

In a time of economic uncertainty, job instability and an erratic stock market, isn’t it nice that there are some things you can count on? I think so too.

mama bird notes:

In my latest “drooling over this,” you’ll find some sweet, groovy dolls.

And Contributing mama Daphne Biener has a habit of keeping some pretty interesting things in her basement. Is she just sentimental or has this mama gone a bit too far? Click on contributing mamas and weigh in.

33 Responses to it all happens at the disco

  • Portia says:

    Startin’ the kids out early i see…any Prince to satisfy Rick? If you say yes…I’ll be there next weekend…lol (still swooning from my intimate concert event at Hotel Gansevoort w/Prince)
    I love Dylan’s perseverance…but a bubble machine will work everytime…It even works on kids in the ER when starting IV’s! The disco sounds like fun…and yes it is a very good “I shoulda thought of that” concept.

  • Pearl says:

    I am totally dying to take Baby to one of these!! They have them in SF once a month, so I am just waiting until I see more signs of her getting her groove on at home because I would hate to pay $45 for her to stand there and stare… or cry…

    And Summer is WAY CUTER than that Olsen girl!

  • Abby Siegel says:

    I have a couple of things to say about this post:

    1. I would be happy to join you for some day boozing and disco even though I have no children to add to the event. I do have a cute 5 year old boy I could bring but I’ll have to ask his mother.

    2. I would be happy to invite you to my wedding, in which I expect you to fully participate, if you would find me a really nice and decent guy to marry

    3. I still don’t get why Dylan doesn’t like a party, esp. since her mother never wanted to miss one EVER up until a few years ago!!

    Just a few pennies for my thoughts. Find me the guy and all is forgotten. Luv u-Abby

  • Kim says:

    I love how committed she was to her jacket.. that is flipping adorable..lol..

    And how cool is that place?? Disco, Beer.. and then you throw in a reference to Ren and I am doing a Sarah Jessica Parker screech..

  • Dixie Chick says:

    Is it just beer, no wine? If they had wine, I could totally go for it. What am I saying, sounds like a lot of fun. I secretly like the places with all of the bouncy things.
    Does the $60 cover the beer? My 6 year old went through a Full House phase – She watched the full nine seasons TWICE in 6 months as it comes on 32 times a day. I wasn\\\’t thinking there was a resemblance but I have watched it a lot.

  • Marinka says:

    That sounds really fun! (Except for the kids and the dancing part, I mean.)

    And she should definitely be a juice model. If your husband being a beer model doesn’t work out, I mean. Mmm…beer…

  • Cathy says:

    That’s great! There’s baby love disco in Boulder, and I’ve always meant to go. It’s a great idea.

    Summer does look like an Olson–it’s those wonderful eyelashes.

  • tracey says:

    Cute idea!

    She does RESEMBLE The Olsen girls, but she’s MUCH cuter than they were.


    And at least she’ll never get constipated. Just take a trip to the WHole Foods…

  • Lanie says:

    Very cute pictures – looks like fun. I think Baby Loves Disco cancelled last time they were supposed to be in ATL. If it gets rescheduled we will check it out.

    Toy ‘R’ Us sells Honest Kids juice boxes.

  • Oz says:

    Juice model is the better choice. Free juice and no cheesy catch phrase – what’s not to love?

    And now I will have “You got it, dude,” in my head all day….

  • How fun, we have them around here, but I haven’t taken the girls yet. We are going to a kids Michael Franti show in two weeks, kudos to a band putting on a show for families during the day, then an adult show at night! I’m thrilled.

  • Damselfly says:

    Oh oh oh! I almost made it to BLD a couple months ago. I forget exactly what happened. I will make it one of these days.

    I think Summer is even cuter than the Olsens.

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    How about Baby Does Doody? A new concept for kids who like to poop in public places. You can play music and serve prune juice to the parents (so they can join in). Try the concept in some ‘constipated town’ in a Red State. (There’s your Election Massage for today).

  • Amy says:

    I am very jealous of your BLD in NYC. We’ve been trying to get them to come here (Long Island) for about 2 years. No luck. It sucks. And your kids are gorgeous, and totally looks like the Olsen twins.

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