Mother s Day means different things to different people. To me it means finding something that we can all do together. Carefully planning and thinking through what they day will look like. Something that won t be too boring for my typical daughter but something my son can enjoy too. I think I did it.....!!
Since I had already taken him to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, I knew it was an activity that worked well for him. My daughter had done that walk on a 2nd grade trip so I was going to have to spice it up a little for her. I decided we would have lunch in Brooklyn, in DUMBO. Since I don t know the area, and I need to be prepared, I contacted a friend who lives there. He gave me a variety of restaurants and exactly how to get to them. I must admit, great planning on my part!
Now, for getting back to Manhattan, there are options. Walking back over the bridge, taking the subway or taking a ferry. We thought, let s try the ferry, none of us had done it before, it could be fun. When I first heard it was a 40 minute ride I was a little hesitant. Could he sit that long and be quiet? Encouraged by my husband and daughter I decided we would try it. What a great idea! He walked on, sat down next to a window, put on his headphones and truly enjoyed the ride!! I was relieved, happy and proud of him! Mission accomplished for a great Mother s Day had by all!