Brianne was in NYC for work and this is the first overnight travel since we’ve moved into the new house. Just me and O. It’s funny because he actually is a better ‘listening boy’ when he’s one-on-one rather than with/in a group. Maybe that’s the way it is with most kids.
We had a fun night of blowing bubbles and taking a nice, long bike ride (me pushing O on his tricycle) around the neighborhood. This is only the second time we’ve been able to get O out and about in the new ‘hood. I was hoping we’d run into more people, but maybe we were out during everyone’s dinnertime? It was just a little after 5pm, though. We did run into a nice lady (who lives 2 doors down) with a white poodle who was very friendly, especially with O. In fact, she offered us the full-sized basketball hoop in her driveway that’s received no use since her grown son moved to California. She told me to go home and “talk to my husband about it.” I took no offense, but did think it was funny and in a few years that kind of statement would bewilder O, no doubt. Also, why would I have to talk to my spouse about taking the hoop? It’s not THAT big of a decision that I couldn’t make it myself, is it? I didn’t know if I should correct her on the ‘husband’ statement just then so I’ll leave that to our second encounter.