|Letter from Los Angeles
||Thursday | 2 July 2015
Thursday in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California: By now you are
realizing why I only come down to Los Angeles for a few days at a time. It is
difficult to keep up with Lisa and her brood. I am sure my schedule was just as
busy when I had a toddler, but when I had a toddler I wasn't even 30 years old.
(Not to mention, I only had one child and we lived overseas and had full-time
Breakfast with Leo: a busy day for him as it was a "water day" at
pre-school. Instead of regular class, the kids get to play on water slides,
kiddy pools, slip-n-slides and other assorted non-drought-friendly apparati.
I packed his lunch today - leftover pizza, cucumber slices and a ton of
grapes. He ate it all.
Breakfast with Lucy: prune and kale pancakes with fresh avocado. Lucy loves
food, but will not take anything on a spoon - finger foods only - and still
will not take a bottle. Momma only.
Is there anything more precious than a sleeping baby?
Leo went to school. Lenny went to work. Lucy took a nap. Lisa went to the
gym. Bubbe took a shower.
Before Lisa and I fetched Leo from school, we had lunch at a new falafel
place in Atwater Village -
Dune. Crazy good. Simple menu. Falafel or lamb. A few sides.
The falafel (chickpea pancakes, or in this case, balls) are loaded with
herbs and served on house-made flat bread with pickled onions, herbs,
yoghurt, hummus and super-thin shoestring potatoes. $8.
The afternoon was spent in the back garden around their
little kiddy pool, under a shade tree. Leo practiced his breathing and
pretended I was his swimming instructor.
Dinner was (take-out) sushi from a local Japanese restaurant. Lisa teases
that Lucy is a "garbage disposal" but tonight she ate an entire (peeled)
nectarine, about twenty (quartered) grapes, 2 avocado rolls, 2 cucumber
rolls and a scrambled egg. Her brother had a few pieces of edamame and two
Until my next update, I remain, your busy correspondent.
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