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Central Park and bags of chips

Posted by on October 10, 2011 at 10:09 pm

This morning before school, Jenn announced sadly, “I miss New York City. I like it best.”

Though I wholeheartedly agree with her, I asked her why she missed New York, as if that were the craziest notion in the world.

Jenn:  Because I really, really like playing in Central Park.

As always, trying not to cry, I point out that I miss Central Park, too, but that it will be there when we go back to New York. We chatted a little about the Balto statue, the candied peanuts that cost $3 in the park but only $1 on 73rd Street and playing on “her” rock. And because she’s four, she moved on.

Until dinner. She again mentioned that she missed New York.

Again, I acted surprised:  Oh?

She continued:  Yes. I want to go to J and C’s house.  And I want to eat those little bags of chips that they have in the garage. I want to eat bags and bags…

So a Costco trip is in my future, because I can’t deliver Balto or our NY babysitter or our friends or the other things we miss, but I can certainly stick some little bags of Cheetos in the garage for the kids to sneak, for a while. Maybe some Doritos, too.

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  • On October 17, 2011 at 12:05 am Anna ~ Random Handprints said

    i know i don’t really see you these days, but i still can’t quite imagine you living in clevland so i know how your kids feel. i’m sure you all will adjust soon!

    and my kids major regret about leaving the city was europan and petco – which i think is gone now anyway.

    nyc, who needs it?


    • On November 29, 2011 at 9:16 am said

      I was just there and Europan and Petco were still there – tell the girls! I still look for you in Central Park when I am near Tavern, where I saw you that day, I think you were about to give birth to #3 at the zoo?


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