There have been so many emotional parts to this for me. I felt left out, even though the reason they made the trip together was because I balked a little at the thought of all four of us going, which was the original plan. Sometime I just don’t have it in me. Not for large cities. Not for two-year-olds in large cities. So it was to be their trip, while Des went to daycare and I settled at home with some work. The trip also made me feel relieved, that she can go and have big adventures without me.
I feel very emotional seeing the photos from the day. My little/big girl. In the big/not at all little city. My city. I grew up in New Jersey, so a Christmas wouldn’t go by without my dad driving all seven of us into the city in our red and gold GMC truck. He’d park it like a pro and take us out for winter adventures. Scarlet has been to NYC before, but this was before storable memories. I want to cry, of happiness mostly, seeing their adventures unfold. Luckily, Cassidy took photos with his phone.
Even though I didn’t take these photos, and they’re not from my camera, it’s really all about the moments, isn’t it? Yes. Maybe 80/20. Heck, I don’t even know. Sometimes, it’s all about the moments. So here you go. Unwind. Enjoy: