Last year this time, I had the day off for Mother’s Day. My sister and husband took care of the kids while I went shopping in Soho. This year was completely different. I didn’t get the day off. That was the downside. I suppose there is no rest for the weary. The upside is that we had dinner with the kids, which was my real Mother’s Day present.
We took them to Sarabeth’s, a local Tribeca restaurant. They have a delicious kids menu and the kids ate everything we ordered, even David who is notoriously difficult to feed. He ate mac and cheese, pasta with tomato sauce, crab meat and salmon all while dancing in his chair to the restaurant’s music. Not to be out done by him, Eva and Samuel also ate beautifully while entertaining us with games of peak-a-boo throughout the evening.
For us, eating out with the kids was a very big deal and very rewarding. I think for the first time we found a way to integrate our “Manhattan life” with our family life, which is a huge step forward. We also didn’t have to clean up the big mess they made which was a Mother’s Day gift indeed.