On Wednesday, Dave took Nico to the Children’s Museum. Which is apparently, the best place on earth. While there are things to learn there, the place is mostly for play. Including this:
Doesn’t that look like fun? Can’t wait for the cousins to visit… think they will love it!!
Yesterday Nico and I drove up to Kalamazoo to see Uncle Scott. It’s an easy, if somewhat boring drive. Which is saying something, because I figure I have driven every inch of Florida’s interstates, plus the turnpike. Uncle Scott is having surgery today on his arm, which he broke in the car accident last week.
Nico was a gem, except for a 2 minute meltdown he had when we left because he wanted to cuddle with me. So, we swung by my grandparents old house on Lorraine Ave (literally a street away from Scott’s). I sat in the back seat and cuddled the boy while a bunch of nosy-body neighbors wondered what the hell was going on.
To me, this is a very “Michigan” house. I can’t even explain why.
We had to stop three times on the way home so Nico could pee. Including once in a traffic jam. We pulled onto the left shoulder. Nico totally peed outside… with lots of slow traffic driving by. As we were getting back in the car, a tow truck pulled in front of us. And then I had to explain what we were doing there. Apparently, Chicago drivers take disabled vehicles seriously, because a bunch had apparently called to report a disabled vehicle on the shoulder of the westbound Edens. See what I did there? I just referred to 94 as the Edens. In the 2 months I have been here, I have listened to the weather report on WBEZ and have had NO IDEA what was going on. But apparently it’s like this: The Edens=I-94, The Stevenson=I-55, The Kennedy=I-90, The Drive=Lakeshore Drive. Yeah, I am really figuring things out.