4.21.2010

park it here

With the weather in NYC finally perking up, and the weekend upon us, I am looking forward to venturing outside tomorrow. I am also hoping I didn't just jinx us by writing about the weather... Eek. Sunny skies are expected and I'll be bummed if we have to stay inside. Husband and I plan to check out the Madison Square Park Kids Fest tomorrow morning, and if the line isn't too obscenely long, have lunch at the Shake Shack. Sufficed to say, I am not a vegetarian. I'm also doing a great job of ignoring the fact that I'll be in a bathing suit later this summer.

While Baby S is too little to do any of the actual activities tomorrow (I hear there'll be arts & crafts, face painting & the like), I think it will be good for us to get a little taste of what we're in for in the next few years. Also, she has really taken a liking to other little ones 4 ft tall or shorter; boys in particular. It's all downright adorable until you flash forward to her teenage years. And... suddenly not so funny anymore. Thankfully Husband has some time ahead to perfect a menacing scowl.

I read about the Kids Fest on Mommy Poppins, and I have to say, just looking at this site makes me excited about raising Baby S here in NYC. There is so much to do! I can't wait till she's a bit older to experience things like the Curious George exhibit at The Jewish Museum or Family Game Day in Central Park.


Until then, I'll relish the moments we're in now. It reminds me that as a child, I spent too much time wishing I were an adult, and I think I missed out on a few fun experiences along the way as a result. Staying in the moment, with an eye towards the future, is the way to go. This weekend, we'll practice waving 'bye bye' and clapping, watching her giggle at little boys and the expressions on her face as she tries a new vegetable.

Life is good.

3 comments:

Jenny said...

spring/summer in nyc must be so much fun with all the outdoor activities to do!
your daughter will have so many great things to look forward too!

Sonja said...

Has she taken more of a liking to solid foods?

ellen said...

Sonja, about 2 wks ago she decided all of a sudden that she likes food - hurray! But, she refuses it with a baby spoon and prefers the real deal out of my hand or on a fork, like rice or avocado. No Gerber for her... I have a mini adult on my hands, I think. :)

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