Lynne Koplitz: Manhattan Children

Manhattan children are like weird, uppity little pod children. Did you ever notice that? They're like a little too sophisticated, a little snotty. My friend had me babysit one of her kids. It was, like, a little six-year-old, I guess -- I don't know, it was walking and talking -- whatever age that happens, I don't know. Anyway, I was watching the little kid, and I asked her what her favorite food was. I was trying to make conversation -- what do you talk to them about? And I said, 'What's your favorite food?' And she said, 'Udon noodles.' Try 'chicken nugget,' you little freak, like the rest of the country.