Iâ€™m always several years behind pop culture, but Iâ€™m happy to report I recently powered through Season Three of Mad Men via Netflix and am technically caught up until next season. And, season after season, Iâ€™ve totally been captivated by all the philandering and drinking and driving and drinking/smoking while preggers — that was just 20 years before I was born! And I was literally *just* talking to a friend about how strange it is that one day it was totally socially acceptable to light up before Junior was born and then one day — all of a sudden? — it was taboo.
Orâ€¦is it? Along comes Real Housewife of New York City Alex McCord who, according to The Frisky (via Gatecrasher), had no qualms about giving into pregnancy cravings, including boozeâ€¦all of which is revealed in her new â€œuniqueâ€ and â€œhumorousâ€ book, â€œLittle Kids, Big City: Tales from a Real House in New York City (With Lessons on Life and Love for Your Own Concrete Jungle.â€ (Out today!)
Part of the reason I am so behind in popular culture is because I donâ€™t have cableâ€¦but last fall I spent a day at Daffyâ€™s with Alegra Torel â€“ the fashion consultant that dresses McCord and her hubby â€“ so, even though I technically havenâ€™t seen the show, we have at least one tenuous connection.
Butâ€¦I donâ€™t have kids, so I sort of feel like Ross Gellar during the pregnant Rachel season of Friends when she chastised him, â€œNo uterus — no opinion!â€ (except obviously I *have* one, I just havenâ€™t had any buns in the oven yetâ€¦), but like the truly spineless person I am, I donâ€™t feel itâ€™s really appropriate to voice an opinion on McCordâ€™s antics. Maybe sheâ€™s brave enough to say what pregnant women everywhere thinkâ€¦or maybe itâ€™s a cheap publicity stunt. (Although I will say the description of her two kids, Johan and Francois, as â€œtwo wonderful and endlessly energetic and creative children,â€ sounds like serious spinâ€¦but, like I said, Iâ€™ve never seen the show and know nothing about little Johan or Francoisâ€¦other than Mom lived it up while they were in utero.)