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There’s a nice 2013 New Yorker profile of Najmieh Batmanglij, a cookbook writer who also happens to be the mother of Zal Batmanglij, a filmmaker, and Rostam Batmangali, one of the members of the band Vampire Weekend.
Her parenting tips are pretty solid, especially this one:
Model creativity by being creative yourself, and in so doing, give your kids a realistic sense of how much work is involved.
Here’s Rostam, remembering what albums she’d listen to while cooking:
Rostam’s experience suggests a possible benefit to working at home where your kids can see some of what you do and how you do it. In his case, he eked out an extra creative bonus. His mom was sometimes so caught up in her cooking that she neglected to switch out the two CDs she had in her kitchen for years, and that Rostam remembers playing on repeat: Paul Simon’s “Rhythm of the Saints” and the soundtrack of the movie “The Big Night” (lots of bouncy Louis Prima and Claudio Villa). “When you get to the point where you know something in-and-out like that,” Rostam said, “it starts to sink in and affect who you are.”
Which makes perfect sense, if you’ve listened to Vampire Weekend.
Filed under: parenting