Katie Holmes and Suri were in Vancouver for the weekend. Granville Island Public Market seems to have become a new favourite spot for them to hang out. My in-laws live two blocks from there. And we’re in the neighbourhood too. It is indeed a great place for kids. Also there’s a great meat shoppe that sells the best Maui ribs I’ve ever put on the grill.

Anyway, as you can see, unlike the Chosen One Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Little Sci Suri Cruise prefers to wear her hair long. Very long. I would have killed to have hair this long when I was younger. By force it was short and a bowl for me. Because that, frankly, is easier on parents. Suri seems pretty indulged though which actually isn’t unique to the celebrity child experience, at least not from what I’ve observed out there among civilians. Remember Duana’s open letter to parents with children? Not saying No to The Dream can be an indulgence. “I want to give my child the freedom to pursue her passion.” At the age of 8? In that sense then, Suri’s not so different from the non-famous ones. Having said that, I can’t wait for you judgy moms to start going off about her soother. Last time I heard from the judgy moms it was about Matthew McConnaughey taking his baby girl to the beach and not giving her some kind of swimming diaper, or whatever it is that they’re called.

By the way, Katie and Suri also hit up Vera Burger for some meats. There’s a dinner idea for tonight. Vera Burger is a Vancouver institution. I like the Natural Burger with tomato, fried onions, mayo, mustard, ketchup, guacamole, and cheese.

On the subject of moms and debates, have you read Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother yet? She was on Charlie Rose recently. Click here to watch. But finish the book before you start yelling at it at the top of your lungs.

Speaking of child stars and Disney though, this was one of her funniest rants:

“The oldest (child is) the one that everyone counts on and no one has to worry about. It’s an honour to play that role. The problem is that Western culture doesn’t see it that way. In Disney movies, the “good daughter” always has to have a breakdown and realise that life is not all about following rules and winning prizes, and then takes off her clothes and runs into the ocean or something like that. But that’s just Disney’s way of appealing to all the people who never win any prizes. Winning prizes gives you opportunities, and that’s freedom – not running into the ocean.”

I’m telling you – she’s inflammatory, yes. But she’s also funny as hell.

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