I've got going downtown down.
When my girls were younger, we were traveling through Ohio when
we stopped at Hardee's for lunch. The man working the counter told
me he saved all year so he could take his kids to Chicago each
"We stay in a hotel downtown and go to the museums," he
said. "Chicago has the world's best museums. You are so lucky to
I vowed that day I would take my girls to the city at least once
And we did.
I'd pack it up, and after kindergarten pick-up, we'd venture
down to the city just about every week. I remember my husband
calling me one afternoon while we were at the Peggy Notebaert
"Can we call you right back?" I asked. "We are watching a
turtle catch a bug for lunch." We sat at the glass and watched
for at least 20 minutes that day.
Yes, l know-dragging the kids downtown can be a drag. They
tire easy and you have a million things to do. But, once I made the
commitment, I found a way to make it happen. And in doing so I
learned a lot of shortcuts along the way.