The One Day Trip to NYC from SFO
I live in San Francisco, but ocassionally work requires that I am in
New York. Before kids, this was easy. Fly in Sunday afternoon, spend a
day shopping, walking around New York, attend meetings on Monday, grab
dinner with friends and head out the next morning. However, as with
everything, this changes with children.
New York still beckons
me for work, and I still oblige. But now, I take the latest flight out
(10/11pm) of SFO into JFK. While sleeping on a cramped plane is not
ideal, getting 5 hours of contiguous sleep anywhere is a good night, and
plus, I can put the children to sleep and they won't even know I left!
are so hectic anyways that the kids barely even recognize my
absence-and off they go to school. Meanwhile, by the time they have
eaten their breakfast, I have already conducted two meetings and am
going into a lunch meeting.
By the time school ends at 3, I have
already spent 8 hours in meetings and am enjoying a well-deserved Tom
Collins on the last flight out of NY, scheduled to arrive just in time
to tuck them into bed.