Someone recently told me that when you move away from the city, all you can remember are the good things about living here. Since I love NY, I am sure I will be guilty of this. So this list is for those days when I'm missing the city like crazy and can't remember why we ever left it.
1. Paying over $4k in rent. For a large one-bedroom apartment. Oh and that rent? Our management said it would have likely gone up 10% at the end of our lease in October due to the city's soaring rental market. (Funny -- I don't mind living in a large one-bedroom apartment. I just mind paying that much for it.)
2. Running down the street pushing a stroller and screaming "stop at the corner!" at the top of my lungs.
3. Elliot sleeping in a closet. Yes, it's true.
4. One bathroom. There are few things less pleasant than being in the middle of something only to have Elliot knock on the door screaming, "I have to go PEE!"
5. January and February.
And that's all I can think of! Help me, people!
***Late Night Addition***
My friend, Christie, responded to my cry for help with this little gem: 8.4 Million New Yorkers Suddenly Realize. Be warned -- the language in it is truly terrible. That said, I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. My favorite part is about the slow walkers. I have so been there.