NYC 2010, Just the two of us

Posted By on June 24, 2010

With three kids in tow, sometimes spending time with one, just one, is such a special gift.

On the Coney Island Ferris Wheel

Not only do I get to listen to him without interruption but he gets to know me too in a role outside of providing for the needs of the family, as a human being who loves to talk to strangers, eat all kinds of foods, be a daughter, laugh and cry at life’s inspirations.

Going to the Statue of Liberty

At each new adventure together, I get to learn about him and listen in on his world.

If Jing Wen shrunk to the size of a worm...

At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I just let him wander around from room to room and see what he is drawn to with no agenda. Whenever I see a painting or sculpture I know something about (usually from Greek and Roman myth), I’d share it with him. Then suddenly, he started to point at paintings and sculptures and tell me the stories of the Saints he learned from the Eugene Waldorf School.

Hercules with Lion's skin cloak

St. Christopher crossing the bridge with Jesus holding the ball of burdens

Jing Running through the Columbus Circle fountains

Everything was awe and wonder to him.

Listening to his own whispers

Standing on top of the bottle apartment

Inside the bottle apartment

Peeking inside the bottle apartment

Jing with the NYPD

Construction at Ground Zero

On top of the Empire State Building

He is the best tour guide I’ve ever had.

About The Author

I am a Chinese-American mother of three boys, parenting with the traditions worth keeping from the East and West. I continue to learn new ways of raising a family and myself.


One Response to “NYC 2010, Just the two of us”

  1. Emily Mackey says:

    What a wonderful experience for the two of you! Now that I’m about to have three children, as well, I wonder sometimes how to give them each that special attention. I loved these pictures. They remind of the place I loved so much, so long ago. Thanks for sharing.

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