Hello Friends! I am happy to report that my little Lola and I have not gotten lost in some adventure (although, it did feel like it) and that we are back to exploring new places and getting into some fun action once again. The past few months have been tumultuous to say the least with the greatest change of all being that we have moved. Now, if you detest moving as much as the next person, try it with a TWO YEAR OLD... and I emphasize the age because the famously known "terrible twos" fall nothing short of plain old terrible. I remember this fleeting thought I had prior to the change... "Sofia's tantrums are not that bad," and then we made the move!
Leaving the boogie down has been a little rough on us both and I don't mean it only because I had been living there for the past 12 years. You take a stay-at-home mom and her toddler and skip out on that daily routine you have going (someone did say how crucial that is for the little ones, right?), change up the playground peeps that provide the much needed adult interactions, (not to mention, the lunch, toy and snack swapping) and do away with the 10 minute ride to Mama's house so you can squeeze in some time to breathe and it's enough to make everyone a little crazy. Let's not forget to top it off with the fact that our new pad was far from move-in ready... even I threw a tantrum here and there so can I blame Sofia?!
In any case, we are here and now that we are more settled and able to explore, we are digging our new hood. We have a new toddler group at the neighborhood library, we are finding new playgrounds (and friends) everywhere and we are loving the cool little cafes. And if you thought we weren't busy enough, I am partnering with my sister and opening a daycare in our home... hence the move to Brooklyn. We are super excited for this new venture and hope to be in operation come September (fingers crossed!). Well, for now, I will leave you with that but get ready to see us more often, live and direct, from BedStuy, BK!