I had this great blog idea while brushing my teeth this AM and for the life of me, I can't remember what in the world it was. That's a mom brain for you. I really thought I was recovering too. Guess I'll always be this mush-brained shell of my once lively, quick-witted self. At least I can blame my kids.
Instead, all I can think about is our coming trip to New York City. My mother happily agreed (well, happily might be a very strong word) to take our 3 kids aged 5 and under for 4 nights and 5 days. We're heading to NYC for a little get-away. Our friend has an apartment in Manhattan and she happens to be heading to Austin, Texas for the weekend. That means we get her apartment to ourselves. I wish she was going to be there because it would have been super fun but I know she needs that trip to Austin. So, Jason and I get to pretend we're that DINK couple living in the Big City (double income, no kids) without the dispensible income of course. Should be fun. We plan to do all the tourist sites like the Statue of Liberty and what not. I want to sleep a bit and drink a few cups of coffee while relaxing. If all I do is relax, I will call it a successful trip.
Unfortunately, NYC is not known for relaxation. We're already stressing over where to park the car, how to get from the car to everywhere else...and 100 other things we have yet to think of.
My friend has been in NYC for 8 months now. Way to go YaYa (that's what the kids call her) for tackling that monster of a city on her own. It may eat me alive over a weekend much less a year. We'll see how it goes. If you have any NYC tips, please fork them over! Thanks!