Today will be yet another short and sweet post (in my recent series of short and sweet posts) in light of the fact that I’m currently on a road trip, sitting in the backseat, and feeding my one year old nephew baby cheese doodles! So safe to say, one hand will be occupied most of the trip. I’m riding up to Stockbridge Massachusetts with my big sister and her family to see a Norman Rockwell museum. They came to visit NYC for the past week (my nephew’s first time here!) so I’ve been experiencing the city from a much more family point of view (rather than my normal sex and the city-esque, hardly nobody I know has a baby, point of view). It’s been interesting!
First off, I have hardly any idea what the heck babies or even kids for that matter, do in this darn town! The park maybe? Ride around in a stroller? This city doesn’t really cater to the tiny tots. It’s more so a place for young professionals who don’t have time for a family because of their demanding careers, or their demanding social schedules. If by some off chance you do end up getting knocked up, you usually think about heading to more spacious parts of the state, or country. If I ever did have a little whipper snapper, I always thought the city would be a great place to be raised actually. So much diversity and culture!
Besides being pushed around in a stroller, my nephew can do so much more stuff since the last time I’ve seen him! He’s walking and babbling all over the place. I can tell he’s right on the verge to saying his first actual words... and that’s where the REAL fun will begin. I’m so glad that both my nephews have been extremely happy babies. My oldest nephew was giving the best hugs ever since he knew what they were (he’s 9 now, and he STILL gives the best hugs). My youngest nephew is so happy all the time and full of smiles and has the cutest laugh ever! They really do grow up so fast.
The whole gang also came to visit me at my humble abode out in Brooklyn for a few hours. I offered to let them stay at my place, but alas, it’s been a sweltering summer and I have no air conditioning in my apartment. I really have to work on getting a more guest friendly space, sheesh. I think he really enjoyed my place though. My overall theme is color and whimsy, so there were plenty of things to look at and touch. We even took him on a little stroll though the hood!
I do very much enjoy having family visit where I live. I feel like most of the time it’s me going to visit everyone else. There’s a different feeling when other people enter YOUR space. Perhaps you’re more in control like that. Maybe you have more freedom. Whatever it is, I like the feeling. I can’t really describe it, but do you feel me? It’s kind of how people are more likely to invite other over their house than go over someone else’s house. Whatever the case may be, I don’t get visitors too often; my apartment OR nyc in general. It’s particularly nice when family members do so. It’s like they’re getting a little glimpse of how I live day to day. Visit family and friends as often as you can! It really does make a difference.
P.s. This is also a short one because I do get a wee bit car sick... especially when I’m looking down typing!
P.p.s. Me and Ashleigh are always in a constant battle over who’s gonna visit who’s house. Neither of us ever wanna compromise...
P.p.p.s. This small nap really helped me get the bulk of this blog done!