We drove out to Queens for the boy’s friend Jackson L’s birthday party. I’ll tell you what, traffic on a Summer Saturday is a bear. It took us two and a half hours to drive about 20 miles. It was nuts.
The birthday party was fun for the boy, with lots of kids to play with, terrific eats, and homemade birthday cake and cookies. You know how people go to weddings just for the cake? I like to go to birthday parties just for the cake. But I couldn’t have any. It was kind of sad. But I had some ice cream when I got home, so there’s that.