So...it's the 4th of July weekend. The time of year when families celebrate our nation's independence by packing up their cars or heading to the airport for a much-needed vacation. Here in Manhattan, people seem to be already leaving in droves. Everyone's off to visit relatives, to sit on a beach or to lounge by a pool.
But Clan MetroDad doesn't really play like that. Nope, we will be staying here in the urban jungle for the holiday weekend. We did explore ideas about taking the Peanut to Puerto Rico. Or maybe spending a few days up at beautiful Mt. Tremblant. In the end, we decided that none of it was worth the hassle.
But the BossLady and I are in desperate need of some relaxation. We've been running in circles for the past few weeks and feel as if we haven't had a moment to ourselves in ages. So in lieu of travelling anywhere, we've decided that we're going to spend 24 hours being lazy-ass tourists in our own city. By that, I mean that we've hired a nanny to take care of the Peanut for 24 hours. She's going to stay in our apartment and spend the night with our little girl. Meanwhile, BossLady and I will be comfortably ensconced in a nice hotel room uptown, overlooking Central Park and feeding each other grapes.
At first, we thought that we should make a big night out of it. Go to a romantic dinner. Catch a Broadway show. But we decided that we'd end up running ourselves ragged. So like I said, we're going to be lazy-ass tourists. Seriously lazy. We're going to check into the hotel room after we put the Peanut to bed, order some room service and maybe catch a late showing of Batman Begins. And more than anything else? We're going to sleep. Oh Lord, we're going to sleep. I'm talking the sleep of the dead. We've requested a late check-out and don't plan on waking up until the maid comes to clean the room. Even then, we might not leave!
Tomorrow afternoon, we'll head back downtown to be with our little one. But for the rest of the weekend, we don't have much more planned than that. Maybe see some family on Sunday. Maybe go for some long walks along the river. Maybe head out to a museum. Basically, the weekend's game plan is to have no game plan. Because right now? That's the most relaxing weekend that the BossLady and I can envision.
What about the rest of you, America? What's your plan for the long weekend? Hot dogs, baseball, apple pie and mom? A land-locked urbanite wants to know.