Yesterday I got to go with Holden's kindergarten class to see a puppet show of Aesop's Fables. Coincidentally, my earliest memory of going to any kind of child-centered performance was seeing a production of Aesop's Fables at San Francisco State University.
On Tuesday the kids finally got their scooters that they have been begging for for weeks. Anyone who has spent any time in New York (outside of Times Square) knows that every small child rides a scooter around the city. There really is so much walking required of living in the city that for the parents' sake, once a child is out of a stroller it's necessary to give the kids some wheels of their own. Plus, the scooters can easily be brought on a subway or stashed in a taxi. Kevin and I figure they will make our lives easier on the weekends when we want to keep going and the kids start whining and complaining about all the walking.
Last night the Central Park Conservancy was having a fireworks show to celebrate the arrival of spring. I'm realizing that in a place that has such long winters, spring arriving is a BIG deal. There's all kinds of celebrating going on. So even though it would mean the kids would stay up past their bedtime, the plan was to meet Kevin down at 72nd Street where the show was supposed to be. The kids rode their brand new scooters to the subway.
A perfect New York moment.