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A TALE OF FOUR CITY MICE

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It’s official, we are moving to the ‘burbs.  I’ve lived in a city (Boston-NYC-Boston-Chicago-NYC-Boston) since 1997.  That’s a lot of smog, folks.  Going on vacation this year was what really sealed the deal for us.  Watching our kids run around a yard and climb trees was pretty priceless.  That’s how we grew up and eventually wanted to give that opportunity back. If not for kids, I believe we’d live in a city forever.  And hey, city life? “Don’t you go dyin on us!”… ’cause we’ll be back for you one day.

Things I Will Miss Desperately About Living In The City:

– Walking to anywhere, at anytime, to get anything.

– $8 nail polish changes & $20 pedicures at 8pm.

– The different kinds of races and faces we see every day; and having that be the kids norm.

– The feeling that I can be invisible, or grumpy, or never say hi – whenever I want.

– Take-out.  So much take-out.

– Wine delivery.

– Being a member at every museum possible. And being able to go to them… any day of the week.

Things I Will Never Miss About Living In The City:

– Not knowing if it’s my neighbor’s kid or my kid crying upstairs.

-Sirens, motorcycles, and 2am bar fights.

– Sharing a driveway.  And a garage.  And a condo association.  And the smell of dinner.

– The concrete jungle that we lovingly called our yard (YES Bud Light bottle)

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– Having three floors of living space but only being able to really use one (townhouse problems.)

–  Hearing myself say: “Car!” and “I’m sorry honey you can’t ride your bike here” and “That’s not just a cardboard box, it’s somebody’s house.”

– Hearing my daughter yell from the balcony: “Look Mommy, that man want’s our trash!”

– Being a member at every museum possible.  And feeling like we need to go to them… every day of the week.

 

Goodbye, old friend, until we meet again.  (Does Tuesday work for you?)

– MIM –

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