As part of my parenting project I'm trying to work on collateral areas that affect my parenting. One is making sure I do some things here and there that refill my own well so I have enough to give. This month I got not one, but two well- refillers. First one here. Last weekend I was able to visit my sister in New York. What a wonderful time. It was hard leaving the kids, but I felt refreshed (man, it felt easy having only one child to look after since I took the baby and left the rest with Grandma), enjoyed time with my sister, bonded with my little boy (he was a delight! he was so happy to see all the sights, get some one-on-one, and pet my sister's cats), drank in the sights and sounds and smells of New York, and was able to look at my life from a different perspective.
Here is day one.
After lunch at Cafe Cluny (in the West Village) with my sister and her man, we walked the Highline and then came home and I took a long nap with my snuggly baby. Barbecue on deck for dinner. Great times.