Hope you all are having a wonderful summer. August is a great month to travel, and I had an opportunity last week to travel to
I grew up in the tri-state area around
Still, I had an interesting sensation when my cab crossed the Midtown Tunnel into
I met up with old friends I’ve known for almost twenty years and shopped stores I’m familiar with, although I spent most of my shopping time in FAO Schwartz. I called home to discuss options for buying gifts, and my husband reminded me this was my first trip away from the kids in seven years and I was spending my free afternoon in a toy store!
I wonder what the lure is about the old and familiar? Is it the comfort of familiarity lowering stress levels or fond remembrance of times past? Whichever it is, at the end the allure of my new home was definitely strongest. A hug from my husband and a chorus of “Mommy, we missed you!” was the greatest feeling of all.
Hope everyone has happy and safe vacations this summer!