Monday, September 1, 2008

More on families downtown

MB, Kidlo and I were having breakfast at the little Mexican place on Spring between 6th and 7th when we met another family with a two-year-old daughter. Turns out they are moving into our building next week--that makes three families in our building. Very exciting! The dad is an architect who is moving from 725 S. Spring Street. He told us it's a classic artist's building--people welding in their lofts at 3 am, all night parties, screaming and carrying on in the alley behind the building. Fun for a single but a bit too much for someone with a young kid so he's moving to our relatively sedate building. The dad had lots of ideas for creating a play space in our building's basement, which is huge and mostly unused except for the exercise area. I think it's a great idea and I'm going to ask the building management if they'll let us take over a small piece of real estate.

Meanwhile, I found out there's another Downtown family group. They meet regularly for playdates in Grand Hope Park, which is wonderful. I can't wait to meet up with them. Their site also features a map of kid-friendly destinations near Downtown.


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It's exciting to be a part of a community that's growing right in front of my eyes.

2 comments:

Hatchetgirl said...

When are we doing a play date? Hmmmmmm? Ronan is waiting to meet Kidlo!

Mel

Li said...

Name the date! I'm around next weekend--what works for you?