Today’s Kidoinfo Interviewer: Katy Killilea
With his wife, Erin, Asher owns the very popular and stylish Frog and Toad store on Hope Street on Providence’s East Side.
Kidoinfo: What neighborhood do you live in?
AS: Warren, North End
Kidoinfo: How long have you been in Rhode Island?
AS: Fifteen years
Kidoinfo: What is your current state of mind?
Kidoinfo: Who’s in your family?
AS: My wife, Erin, and two daughters, Flavia, three years old, and Hazel, six months
Kidoinfo: What trait do you most admire about your family?
AS: Our sense of humor. Without it we’d be goners.
Kidoinfo: What is your favorite thing to do?
AS: Go to the beach with a hastily packed cooler, insufficient beach towels, SPF 60, and just enough cash to pay for parking.
Kidoinfo: Where is your favorite place to hang out?
AS: Booth #4 at Whole Foods, fresh from a fruitful shop, ready for a family lunch, and happy to see any friends out shopping as well.Kidoinfo: Where would you most like to live?
AS: Montrealabama, a fictional city that is cool like Montreal but warm like Alabama.
Kidoinfo: What do you like to do when you are not with your kid(s)?
AS: I’m a big proponent of “guy time.” This usually consists of softball, beer, inane stories, and self-ridicule.
Kidoinfo: What is the most overrated thing about parenthood?
AS: After witnessing the magic of both my daughters’ births into this world, it is impossible for me to say anything about parenthood is overrated. If I had to throw something out there, I’d have to say that the whole “It Takes a Village” theory is a crock. I mean where the hell IS this village anyway?
Kidoinfo: What is your most treasured possession?
AS: It’s a three-way tie: keys, wallet, phone. They’re always in my pockets, with none more vital to daily operations than the other.
Kidoinfo: What superpower would you most like to have?
AS: Buns of steel.
Kidoinfo: Who is your favorite fictional mother or father?
AS: Royal Tenenbaum from The Royal Tenenbaums. He’s a wonderful reminder that being lousy is a beautiful thing too.
Kidoinfo: What are you going to do now that you have answered these questions?
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