Nonstop Construction

New York is fun for kids because there is always construction.

When I moved here in 2003 I thought, "Wow, there is a lot of construction at the moment. I wonder when it will be done."

I soon realized the answer is never, it will never be done.

Is that annoying? Not if you're three years old and love to look at excavators, bulldozers, and cranes.

"Can I ride in the excavator?" my son asks, as we walk by a construction site.

"Sure," I say.

We climb over the fence, put on hard hats and orange vests (safety first), and get in the excavator.

A man in hard hat and is waving at us and shouting.

We use the excavator to scoop him up and put him in a hole. Then we use the excavator to cover him up with dirt.

Not totally covered, we're not monsters. Just a little bit of dirt so he stops shouting so much.

Wow, this is fun.

New York City really is a magical place.