We had the neighborhood, the activities, the dates. We were thisclose to having the apartment (hey, there, Park Slope). I was thisclose to setting up meetings, roadtrips.
But the Universe had other ideas. Not just one idea, MANY ideas in many areas, and soon it became apparent I had to be a grown up and make a grown up decision. We have to postpone our New York trip this summer.
I’m sad. We were all looking forward to this. I was looking forward to meeting so many people and catching up with many old friends. The kids were looking forward to meeting new friends and we were all looking forward to living a little differently.
Reality said the kids needed some things taken care of this summer and they really could only be taken care of here. It’s okay, that’s what you do as a parent. It’s your job. It’s not the first time I’ll break my heart a little to make sure they’re okay, and it won’t be the last.
There are a few other Realities messing around right now that have zero to do with children, some are challenging, some are really exciting, it’s just not time to talk about them yet. But, in the end, it’s good we won’t be in New York for a good part of the summer, even if I’m still a little sad about it. (These exciting things? Are making up for it big time.)
So, New York, maybe we’ll see you this summer for a short trip – or maybe in the Fall. But we’ll see you soon – it’s written. And, Internet, I’ll have some neat things to talk about soon, too, but for now it’s a heavy sigh and back to packing.