May 1, 2008 … Milo is 11 months old today. Wow. I can’t avoid the cliché – it is truly remarkable how fast this year has gone.
Still working on uploading some pix and vids from Passover in Tahoe but I should at least report here that Milo finally popped out his first tooth on this trip. For those keeping records the date was April 17, 2008. Milo is very private about his tooth so we’ve had very few sightings – but it is there, albeit more of a little grain of sand at this point than an actual tooth.
We had a fun day. I woke up groggy after just a couple hours of sleep this morning. I’ve had a few near all-nighters this week trying to complete a freelance flash project. Rachel and Milo headed off towards the playground and I went to my favorite Polish bakery for coffee, cheese danish and a couple hours of grading papers.
Then Rachel and I met at the corner of Norman and Lorimer and did our tag-team routine. When did he eat? When was he changed? Okay – have fun, bye. Bye. Peck on the cheek. Rachel heads off to the Youth Channel in Manhattan and I strolled with a sleeping Milo towards East Williamsburg to check out NURTUREart, a friendly non-profit gallery where I’m going to be submitting my first curatorial proposal. Milo is definitely growing up as a city kid. It amazes me what he was able to sleep through just walking down the street – screeching buses, sirens, motley hoards of manic pedestrians …
After the gallery we headed into the city to my Dr.’s office – I had to get some blood work done and wound up holding Milo in one arm while having blood drawn from the other. The nurse and I both agreed that while observing all this, Milo’s eyes managed to get wider than what seemed humanly possible.
From there we trained out to PS1 where we met up with Bridget and Ana, Su-Jung and Philip to see Olafur Eliasson’s latest show. Milo and Ana had a bomb of a time hanging out together – it was one of the first times I really saw them actually interacting with each other. Up till recently they barely acknowledged the other’s presence – at most, maybe to steal a toy that they wanted. But today they were laughing at each other and chasing each other around. We all loved lying beneath one piece that consisted of a mammoth room-filling rotating mirror. But the hands down favorite was part of the WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution exhibition held on the floor below: a room sized chamber composed entirely of dozens of mattresses. I think Milo experienced his version of heaven (well, sans the breast milk). The mattresses were all super springy and piled up at fun angles making for excellent rollicking, rolling, bouncing and exploring.
Finally we headed home for a long overdue nap, reunion with The Mom and sushi dinner ordered in.