NYC Mayor's Pregnant Daughter: My Father Isn't Particularly Good With Children - NBC New York

NYC Mayor's Pregnant Daughter: My Father Isn't Particularly Good With Children



    Mayor Bloomberg is going to be a grandfather for the first time, and he says he's happy to change the baby's diapers if asked, but isn't as eager to give a bottle. (Published Thursday, June 27, 2013)

    Mayor Bloomberg's pregnant daughter said in an interview with Glamour magazine that she'll find ways for him to spend time with her son, even though babysitting may not be at the top of his list.

    Georgina Bloomberg, 30, spoke to the magazine as she prepares for the baby, due Dec. 24, and the end of her father's 12 years in City Hall.

    "I know we'll find ways to spend time with my baby, even though my father isn't particularly good with children," she said. "I'm not sure I'll be having him babysit, but I know he'll be supportive and proud!"

    She reflected on what she has learned since he entered politics -- when she was a "rebellious teenager."

    Her older sister was a straight-A student, but she says "I wanted to get things pierced and smoke cigarettes on the street corner." She has grown up since then, she says.

    "Today I'm very appreciative of who my family is and how hard my father works. I'm proud to be a Bloomberg."

    Georgina Bloomberg, who competes as an equestrian and has written young-adult literature, says she has modeled herself after her dad in some ways, particularly his say-it-how-it-is attitude.
    "My father lacks a filter, and it's gotten him in trouble ... I don't mind what other people think of me," she said. "I say what I think every day -- which can be a good thing or a bad thing! -- but in general, speaking my mind is something I value in myself."