Saturday, June 1st 2019
Because of ClaraJane’s audition on Saturday, we elected to let Gavin walk a few blocks in Central Square Cambridge by himself between two of his favorite places; the D&D bookstore and the ramen noodle place.
To our fortune, most of “Mental Square” was already overtaken by our giant annual River Festival. So before Dad even dropped Gavin off for D&D they had already encountered the booth of one of our most beloved trusted adults, our school’s music director Brian Gellerstein.
So, loaded up with his D&D paraphernalia, his “Go-Go Gadget” phone watch (w/ GPS tracking), twenty bucks and a fresh book from the library, he later “strode confidently” -with long strides and purpose like he knows where he’s going- and uneventfully. Daddy & ClaraJane actually caught back up to him for lunch before he even completed his order.
He even ran into school friends.
I was no where around but this was all a big-ass deal to his poor old mom.
Biggest deal since our first Independence Morning.
Alas, the Gods of Fortune favor us once again.
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Note: To be sure, while this is not in fact his first solo journey through Central Square, it is his first SANCTIONED one, SMH.