It’s Labor Day weekend here in the U.S. and Drew, Jackson and I are headed to Chicago for a wedding and to visit some friends. This will be Jackson’s first time to Chicago and I’m excited to introduce him to some of my friends he hasn’t yet met (or doesn’t remember meeting when he was tiny) and to take him to the beach! Drew bought him some beach toys yesterday and although he thinks he knows what a beach is from different books he reads (er, that we read to him, I mean), I think visiting one in person and playing in the sand and wading in the water is going to blow his mind. I hope the weather cooperates.
This trip will also mark the last time Jackson flies for free since he’ll turn two in a few weeks and airlines require cheap-ass parents like us, who would probably fly with kids on their laps until they turned 18, to actually spring for a seat for their offspring once they celebrate their second birthday. Womp-womp. On the plus side, I hear two is a really fun, low-key age to parent.
Before I say adios to finish doing laundry and packing, here’s my public service announcement for you: There are lots of Labor Day sales happening this weekend, including a first-ever, store-wide 25% off sale on Fab.com! So go getcher selves some design-y home goods, artisanal meats, and morse code necklaces. And have a happy Labor Day!