Time with My Mom
My mom is an elementary school teacher. So that meant every summer growing up we'd spend it together. Whether that was going to the library to pick out summer reading books when I was a kid or going shopping for school clothes when I got older, we spent many summers together. Now that I'm older and married our summers look a little different. This is my busiest time of the year and judging by my mom's calendar, it's pretty busy for her too. However, we still make it a point to spend a day or afternoon hanging out, and yesterday we penned out a day just for us two. "I'm not even wearing a watch," my mom exclaimed! Which meant I was chauffeur, GPS and watch person too :-P.
My mom loves spending time in Boston so when we go in, I try to think of something fun that we have never done before. Considering that my mom has lived in Massachusetts her entire life, I'm going on 28 years here as well and the fact that Boston is, well, NOT THAT BIG, sometimes this can be a challenge! But regardless we always have a fun time together. (Like when Mom innocently kicked along a stone, right into someone's car and I choked on my water from laughing BWAHAHAHA)! I cherish the time I spend with her!We started the day in South Boston, a very up and coming part of the city. For people like Mom who remember what Southie was like it's interesting! She couldn't get over all the new construction, restaurants, condos and office buildings. I mean you just didn't go down to Southie back in the day. That's one of the things I love about Boston though, it's always changing and evolving!Hi Mom!Of course I needed my caffeine fix so I introduced Mom to one of my favorite bakeries, Flour! We then meandered around the waterfront and I took her to the Boston Fish Pier. It smelt LOVELY! (kidding.)After we left the Seaport District we headed over to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum I had never been to the museum before so I was really interested to see what it was like! It also sits on an amazing piece of land overlooking Boston Harbor. It was breath taking!My mom mentioned that even through she was a young girl she still "voted" for Kennedy.The museum is set up in a unique way as you follow JFK through his political career and I loved every little vignette! Dave makes fun of me saying that if you're from Massachusetts the Kennedy's are Royalty. And I have to admit, it's kinda true! Jackie O was such a fashionista! I loved her style!All around the JFK Library are inspirational quotes. I loved this last one we saw as we left the museum. I do realize that this picture, is well, NOT IDEAL!! But hey we needed one together! And give us a break... Boston summers are HUMID!!!All in all it was the PERFECT summer day. We walked, we talked, we ate pastries and explored new places, but most off all we spent time together! I couldn't have asked for more!