Instead of waking up at 8AM to take Landon to his swimming class and summer camp, I woke him up at 6:30AM on Wednesday to catch an early train to New York City. We had been invited to be the first ones to preview the new kids movie Oogieloves.
I was tired from working until 1AM, but it sounded like such a fun event to go to with him. I got to see some of my blogging friends and their kids, L got to do crafts, and then we all watch the movie.
Kenn Viselman, the creator of Oogieloves (he previously worked on Thomas the Tank Engine) talked to us and really impressed me with his passion to make G-rated, non-violent family movies with a positive message parents can take young kids to.
No killing the mom or father off, no inappropriate language, no cartoon character hitting another to get a laugh (and then parents wonder why their kids think it’s perfectly okay to hit).
I improvised and let L jump around in his underwear, and we ended up putting them wet in the lunch bag L had decorated at the event. Parenting is all about improvisation! I loved seeing L have so much fun.
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After L dried off, I wanted to show him the fancy Park Hotel where my mom and I had High Tea when she was visiting.
The weather was perfect — I’m usually either uncomfortably hot or cold — the sweet lemonade and the salad with pine nuts and feta cheese was so yummy and perfect, and spending time with my little boy and forgetting all about work for a bit was perfect.
And a ton more pictures. Until my phone died, and then I kept shooting pictures with my regular camera.
That table to the right is where my mom and I sat to have High Tea.