This is our NYC Trip Day 2. Read about Day 1 in Manhattan/Midtown and Day 3 at the kids’ first New York Giants home game.
First, I don’t know how so many of my friends live in Brooklyn. Yes, it’s beautiful. Yes, I saw a mob boss’s wife. (Probably.) But I spent the week leading up to our trip and the day I wrote this post singing: NO SLEEP TILL BROOKLYN.
Friends, how many years does it take before the song stops running through your head as you commute in and out of Brooklyn? Is there a discount for living in that borough? Beastie Boy therapists?
Anyway, we drove over the Brooklyn Bridge and met up with my friend from Kindergarten and her family. (Seriously, she’s probably earned the Medal of Honor by because that’s nearly three decades of Alex.) We forgot to get a photo of our families together, and not everyone wants to be Internet famous or on my blog (the two are mutual exclusive. Probably.)
N also climbed into a sphere, which I’m just hopeful wasn’t important art.
We walked to (on? through?) DUMBO, which stands for Down Under My Brooklyn Outhouse. Or something like that. No one who lived in Brooklyn would explain it to us and no one who didn’t lived there cared. But it had a carousel.
Brooklyn is also where all the NYC babies pop out so there are a lot of playgrounds, and we made tons of friends, which made me sad that I live in the South where it took me a year to make a friend.
Finally, the kids were hopped up on pastries and swing sets and hipsters and it was time to get back to the malls of Jersey so we could get ready for the New York Giants game the following day.
And we can finally get some sleep. Because we’ve been to Brooklyn. Heh.