yesterday in Bryant Park, I stopped to consult the giant park map and overheard two kids say to their parents: “Well thanks Mom, for bringing us to the most boring place ever.”
I always think things but never say them out loud (especially not to unknown children) but this time I just said, kindly, “This place isn’t boring, this place is great! You should thank your parents for bringing you here.”
I said it with a smile, to make it better, but the parents definitely appreciated it, they looked at me and smiled and said “Thank you,” then to their kids,”see what that nice girl said?”
I like seeing parents bring their children to parks and libraries and museums and I hope those kids had a good day and appreciated what their parents were trying to do for them.
with a beautiful mug of Earl Grey*
After that, Inhye and I are going to go to the Highline and then Chelsea Market and then…well, I don’t know! We might join Marissa in the evening for fireworks. :)
*more detail on the mug to come, August 10th