Last Friday, I let Roan skip school to go to a casting call my friends over at Planet Awesome Kid hooked up for a Benetton Ad photo shoot. Roan’s friend Sachin went with us, and I just have to admit one thing. The weather was much too nice to let them go back to school, even though there was plenty of time. After such a mean winter, this day with its sun and its flowers blooming and its two boys of summer practically exploding with electricity was too too much to deny.
After a quick session with the Benetton folks, we went to Chelsea Market and got a few snacks, then headed over to a park near Chelsea Piers. Sachin and Roan couldn’t have more excited. There’s something extra magical that makes everything extra fun when you know you’re getting away with something, no? Missing school to be at a park = heaven for a six-year-old. Anson was working just a few blocks away so he snuck off for lunch and joined us at the park which totally made Roan’s day.
We headed back home in time to go teach our kickboxing class (per our verbal contract, Roan is not a student, but an assistant). We walked Sachin home, and Boone (who also happens to be an assistant in the class) managed to convince us to go to Target and then host a sleepover. That kid is like a ninja with getting me to say yes to things. Because I would really never go to Target voluntarily. He’s dangerous with persuasion.
The following day was a the Planet Awesome Kid event at Milk Studios. This is where I had my run-in with Brooke Shields that I couldn’t help but write about. I know, I’m pathetic. But you know what redeems me? The fact that I didn’t mention that Beastie Boy Mike D was there, and didn’t even hint that super duper coolness ultrahipstess Agyness Deyn was also making the rounds. So you know, I’m cool like that, unaffected etc.
Whatever. I’m lame I can’t help it I love to star spot and tell. That’s my weakness. The only one.
And the grand finale was Boone’s Birthday party at the park – with beautiful weather and good friends and three-legged races, (which Emmie figured out how to win), and my favorite thing, frisbee playing with my kidney-challenged nephew, Dallas.
The weekend took one shower and three baths to finally get all the dirt off of my son’s body, but that to me is a badge of honor. I believe the amount of dirt on a person is directionally proportionate to how much fun was had. And makes no mistake, this was one filthy child.
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