Phoebe and I are in NYC celebrating her 16th birthday.
She and I have been taking Mother/Daughter trips here since she was 7…and I used to push her petite little self around in a stroller when her little legs would run out of gas.She is the best travel companion and I love introducing her to my past and my people.
WE spent the weekend reuniting with a neighbor friend who has also just turned 16 and her Mom. They moved to Boston when the girls were in the middle of the 5th grade. And it warms my heart when the girls pick up…right where they left off…everytime…as I do with my friend Emma…and it does a body good to have such effortless fun.
Yesterday a lovely friend of mine from College threw a Birthday party for another college friend ….
and a bit of a reunion ensued and I LOVED seeing everyone. Phoebe said to me on the Subway ride home…”At home, you are always my Mom….I love being here and being YOUR daughter”.
Today we have an “extra day”…which is a gift. Every time I visit NYC ….my time is taken, down to the minute…but this time, Phoebe is missing some school and we are going to just play…I will let you know what we do!….Tomorrow is going to be a blast! WE are attending the Katie Couric show…then going to a Book Sighing Party for The Decorate Fearlessly Book Phoebe’s room is in…and to a Broadway show!
I know this is all just our stuff…but I never want to forget this weekend…It has been a trip of a lifetime…and I love my Phoebe so much.