I said this last summer, but I believe it was August. This year, it's only the second week of July and I'm already asking, is it time for school, yet? No wonder I was ready to go past my limit of three shots of Tito's. Even Kim was there to egg me on. That's what Tweeting friends are for.
Really. I'm at my wits end. I think Samu is getting crazier. He's CONSTANTLY asking for things.
"I wanna hot dog!"
"I wanna soda!"
"I want fruity Mentos!"
"I want the "Angry Birds in Space" book - ask the librarian (we're in Barnes & Noble) if they have it!"
"I want that newspaper!"
Seriously. I have Never. Bought. Him. These. Things. Ever.
Manhattan is not a good environment for him. There's food vendors, stores, farmer's markets and displays concocted by people-who-went-to-college-for-marketing everywhere. Samu's on a consumer high, much like when he eats cotton candy washed down with Mountain Dew.
So, I introduced him to..."Zuki's Nemesis." It's a shiny, silver dome that you can't climb unless you hit it just right. It shut him up for a while as he tried to climb up on his own. I helped him up this time, but the other times, he's like any other male that thinks he doesn't need the help of a woman.
I love these geek-parks. You don't have to be limber or fit, just determined and barefoot - like pregnant women.
This shot was in Bryant Park. Nothing here but grass, suits eating salad for lunch and anti-social bird owners like the guy in the white cap - nothing to buy here, right? Except the carousel. Can I go on the carousel?
Not for three dollars a ride. No.
And today, we went to Tear Drop Park. Don't ask me, or the park staff for that matter, why it's called Tear Drop Park. As you will see, there's nothing to ask for here, except a good time.
Finally, if you ask boys to pose for a photo, they'll negotiate that they need a lollipop for the ride home and this is the pose you get:
How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll in a Tootsie pop?