“Has she got a tail?”

C flew home this morning, we were all up and dressed and waiting by the window at 7.30am. T went berserk with excitement when the taxi pulled up, and B toddled over pointing a podgy finger and saying “Da, Da, Da, Da”. So lovely. And I have a present, a shiny new iPad with which to write this blog and also keep in touch with everyone once we’re gone. Brilliant. Feel like a smart, sophisticated, technologically savvy woman of the world. Wonder how long that’s going to last.

We’ve got a few people coming round for tea tomorrow to start saying our goodbyes. T wanted to know who one of them, Lisa, was.

“She looks a bit like a mermaid,” I said, “she’s very tall with lovely long, yellow, curly hair all the way down her back.” Pause. “Has she got a tail?”

I texted Lisa, who says that’s the best text message she’s ever had and she’s going to keep it forever.

Author: Alex

Hello. Toddling Round New York is my own little blog of our family's experience of moving young kids from London to New York... And of having a baby out here. They are my own baby steps of exploring this incredible city. I lived in five countries in four continents growing up, so you'd think I'd be good at this by now. Here you'll find stories and photographs of our adventures, the highs and the lows of expat parenthood, and some ideas I hope you'll find useful if you're in New York with young kids.

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