Today I'm starting a handmade map of what my 1 and 1/2 year old kid and I do when we go out in the neighborhood...

November 4th, 2013, 11am

It was 5.6°C. The breeze was light.

Being the father of this wonderful little guy makes me try to see things always from his perspective and I really enjoy it. It is back to the basics, but also (re)discovering the magic just around the corner. The little details of a voyage to the park become important. Playing with the fallen leaves on the sidewalk, jumping on all those metal plates on NYC sidewalks to hear the sounds, stopping to watch a dog pass by, all those cars, busy people, bikes, police sirens etc. For me, every time I take him out it’s like a little adventure when I realize what it could mean for him. I try my best to be a partner in getting to know things, understand how they work, react and also just having fun.
Moving from Buenos Aires to NY is not easy for a child his age. All his world gets shaken pretty heavily. So we try our best to build a new world around him. This is why I chose to make a map out of all those little adventures, to understand what is the story we’re presenting him, and what else could we discover together.

Michelle, Kristen, Cristina and Cordwainer said thanks.

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