We got one last weekend, and it’s a little scrawny in places, but the girls were really excited when we brought it in and even directed where all the ornaments were to be hung. C was especially particular about where she wanted certain ornaments to go (I mean she is just newly 2 – what in the hell?). When I have a minute, I still need to hang our stockings somewhere (but where, is the big question) and the paper snowflakes that M and I made together last year need to go up as well.
OK, so at our holiday trunk show last saturday, a Japanese journalist approached us about photographing our home for the 2009 Christmas issue of a Japanese magazine. Sounds fun, and could be good press, but I don’t think our apartment is particular photogenic. It’s not a charming, period-details kind of typical Brooklyn brownstone apartment (she didn’t seem to care about that though). It’s a newer condo with no architectural interest whatsoever and some of our “stuff” is nice, but overall, the apartment is really average. So am I stressing about this? Um, yeah, a little, particularly since I don’t have time to “spruce” the house up. 2 years ago I turned down another photoshoot for Parents Magazine for the same reasons (but I was also ready to give birth to C so I used that as an excuse) and 2 months ago I turned down a story for some journalism students at Columbia in collaboration with the NY Times to follow us around for a few weeks with a video camera (seemed very intrusive during this time of deadlines and mayhem and there were other factors involved that made the decision the right one – omg, I can’t even imagine having that added on to the pile). So what should we do?