Saturday in Manhattan
Ali left for the Sheriff’s Department bright and early this morning. I wasn’t sure why and I didn’t ask too many questions because a far more pressing matter was how I was going to single-handedly keep Maya busy all day. Ali staying out of jail was his own problem.
After making her a milkshake and giving her cereal, I put her to work sweeping her Joe-O’s off the kitchen floor.
Cinderella needs to earn her keep.
Afterwards we decided to make our first foray into raw desserts and we made Chocolate Fudge Babies.
These smelled amazing and took about 5 minutes. I haven’t tried one yet but Maya licked her plate clean so they must be good.
My daughter is such a lady.
Since we had no idea when, or if Ali would be back from his adventure at the Sheriff’s Department, Maya and I decided to head to Manhattan Beach to kill some time at Color Me Mine.
This is a great place for kids. Not only do we get to do artwork but Maya dropped crumbs everywhere and spilled her drink and we didn’t have to clean it up!
I’m fairly certain we are no longer welcome at this particular location.
Neither of us have any artistic abilities whatsoever, but I think we did a pretty good job anyway. Maya’s heart plate was clearly the star of the show.
But I didn’t do too badly either.
Afterwards Ali managed to make bail in time to meet us for lunch at Petros Restaurant. I think this is the third time in a month we’ve eaten at Petros. If it ain’t broke…
I ordered the Swordfish Souvlaki again and it was as good as I remembered. Ali surprised me by venturing away from the tried and true Chicken Spaghetti and had the Chicken Souvlaki instead.
Despite his angry demeanor I believe he enjoyed lunch quite a bit. This would be his demeanor even if he won the lottery. It takes a lot to make him smile. We’ve been married something like a million years and I am still trying.
I was craving some dessert after lunch but went for a cup of decaf instead. It hit the spot.
Ali doesn’t like people to know he drinks lattes so we’ll pretend this is a cappuccino instead.
Not only was this a latte cappuccino but it was a $6 latte cappuccino. Sorry, but I’m going to pay $6 for coffee it better be with a view of Seine.
After lunch we visited with Ali’s family and then headed home. Since we had two cars Maya decided to go with Ali and I drove home solo. I did miss her incessant chattering a bit, but what did I really miss (other than the gagging sounds I often hear coming from the backseat)?
The carpool lane. Traffic was pretty bad. But I probably deserved it for writing what I just wrote.
Maya is finally in bed and we are about to watch The Soloist. Good night all!