Amalía and I are in New York, but we brought a little bit of Miami with us. Two little bits actually: the shiny gold studs in Amalía’s tiny ears. Read all about it in the post “Baby’s First Bling”, which I wrote for the Townies column of the Opinionator blog in the New York Times’ online op-ed section. Townies features essays about a city–usually New York–but the series occasionally visits other towns, and, like everyone else, it hit Miami for Spring Break.
You have to click on the link below to read this week’s post, which means I’m guestblogging for myself, I guess! Make sure you check out the comments in which readers share their own ear-piercing stories, tell me I’m screwing up Amalía already with my gender-centric ways, and point out that my husband, and our adorable daughter, are “lower-class” because none of the Very Best Latinas pierce their ears. (That last part was my favorite comment, ’cause Amalía likes to keep it real; she pierced her ears in solidarity with the 99%!)