I recently had the pleasure of spending a little quality one-on-one time with my 13 month old nephew, Hudson. It was a lovely Saturday morning, and while his mama got her hair did, we hung out in Raritan. I was a little nervous about entertaining a toddler by myself, they are very tough audiences, but then I decided to check out the Nevius Street Bridge.
It is an old span bridge that was recently converted into a pedestrian bridge. It was safe, and clean, and provided just the right amount of interest and structure to keep him occupied. He rode to the far side in his stroller, then used the railings to crab-walk his way back down. He had a running commentary the whole way, sticking his arm through the struts and occasionally letting out his trademark “oooooooh!”
The video ends abruptly, as we happened upon the only spider web on that entire bridge. I bailed, and grabbed him. I hate spider webs. Ever try to walk on the pedestrian walkways on the Clinton Bridge? The spiders are as big as your thumb, and they leer at you like some kind of Stephen King character in one of his novels, not pretty. Anyway, try to not listen to my screechy witch voice, and pay attention to the cute baby, ‘kay?
The rest of the day was spent doing other fun things. We went to a park in Somerville, and took pictures of the peonies…
Then we froze our butts off at the pool, and he went home before any crankiness could set in (talking about my crankiness, Hudson is a model citizen). A lovely day.