|Sept. 26, 2015, at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge|
We lived there until Edith was 8 months old, so I know (and can do) baby -- singular -- in the city. And maybe two kids wouldn't seem so bad if I lived there and had all of the kid gear that makes life so much easier on a daily basis. And certainly if we lived there we wouldn't be taking the subway each day.
Still, rain, cold, fourth-floor walk-ups, small living spaces, no washer and dryer and few parking spots -- none of these are ideal without kids and so, so difficult with. I love New York, but this year I left with a new appreciation for Ohio.
Over the next month or so I'll periodically highlight the ups and downs of our trip -- delicious food (Nutella lasagna!), museums we had never been to and an ill-fated trip to the Hamptons (spoiler: Edith vomited for the first time ever). Enjoy.