for the last day of bradon's staycation last week we decided to walk across the park and visit the met for a few hours.
it's been really nice having brandon home all last week. at first i was worried we'd start to eat each other before too long. i'm used to having command of this whole house pretty much all day, and i'm a well-oiled machine when it comes to running things solo. nobody around to question my authority! so maybe i was expecting the worst, but whatever! turns out i still like that guy a whole lot and we work pretty great as a team. which, isn't that nice to know?
so right, the met. my thinking on things is that if you want your kid to learn to behave in must-behave-at-all-cost situations, you gotta put him in must-behave-at-all-cost situations as often as possible. huck did really well, he was a perfect gentleman for most of our met day. you're turning out okay, henry holbrook!
huck's at this fun age where we can really enjoy the museum together. look at sculptures and paintings, talk about the colors, point out all the animals . . . he's also at the age where things can sort of give him the willies a little bit. we were excited to show him the armor wing and huck seemed into it at first, but we noticed he was also sort of terrified of it. he was so brave though, getting up close and peeking at the armor, then running back to dad to steel up more courage, then getting down and inching his way back again for a second look. kind of sweet to watch him test himself and trust his parents when they tell him something's not going to hurt him.
p.s. the met got rid of those iconic metal buttons at admissions and done replaced them with stickers. dude.
on our way home we stopped to make a few wishes in some fountains.
oh good this is the best part. and now i am pleased to present: henry holbrook winning at life.
some things i enjoyed the weekend:
a writer's posthumous advice for her daughter (via joanna goddard)
alaska town mayor attacked by a dog (the mayor is a cat. and the interview in this is gold.) (via brandon!)
and this post my sister texted me called "moms, when are you going to learn?" i found myself nodding along with it passionately.
happy monday to all us chickens!
mexican sundress: an import shop on the lower east side
(but amazon has them HERE)
bag: zara last year
(j.crew has a similar one HERE.)