Last week I reintroduced you to little Luca — Sara and Hugh’s precious (and precocious) four-year old. Since the family is leaving New York City to move to California this July, Sara wanted one more portrait. This time documenting something Luca did everyday: his trip to preschool. As a fellow New Yorker, Luca’s commute resonates with all of us, big and small.
The day started at home in Chelsea. Never one to rush into the day, Luca began by engaging his parents with his toys, eating a few snacks, and an outfit change. Let’s just say it takes a village to put on pants with Luca. Dad had to rush off to work, and there was an extended set of goodbyes before Luca had to make his final exit.
Rather than walk, Luca’s preferred mode of transportation is his trusty scooter. Helmet on, Luca led his mother and I onto the 1 train as we traveled down to Tribeca. The other subway riders luckily found us to be an amusing sight and not too much of an annoyance.
We made it to Luca’s daycare, which is conveniently located in Sara’s office. Though normally a very happy kid, Luca put on a good show of missing mom before she left. The prospect of playing with a solar system puzzle and midday snacks served as a welcome distraction, and Luca’s smile returned. One last kiss to mom and Luca was off to play with his little friends. I’ll miss Sara, Hugh, and Luca when they move to California, but it will be great to think of Luca scooting around on the west coast with his shades on!
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