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THE NOURISH LETTER
Meet the Team Behind Your Meals JULY 2019
www.OctoberKitchen.com | 860-533-0588 | 309 Green Rd., Manchester, CT 06042
The Case for More Fun LET’S PLAY!
There are two weeks out of every year that October Kitchen is closed: the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day and the week of Independence Day. We’ve done that from the get-go, ever since it was just me and my wife. It’s important for us to spend that week at the beach with our daughter during the summer to connect as a family. The practice of taking time off is horribly underrated, in my opinion. A lot of people view being away from work as a waste of time. But taking a vacation is one of the greatest things we can do for our relationships and our mental health. Every parent has to grapple
We’d play on the beach, go crabbing on the rocks, hunt for the ice cream truck and even take a canoe on the nearby creeks. Once, my friends and I tried to chase around some swans, only to discover the hard way that swans will chase you back! My daughter spent her childhood summers at that cottage, too. Now, Ali and I have a dream of spending the summers at that cottage with the next generation and have another 18 summers with the grandkids. When I talk about taking time off, I don’t just mean twice a year for a trip to the cottage — though that is a lot of fun. I also encourage everyone to make time in their regular lives to play. I know many people will turn their noses up at the idea of playing as
with the fact that we only get 18 summers with our kids. Once they go off to college and “real life,” those summer vacations are changed forever. We have a responsibility to make every summer count. My family is privileged to have a cottage at the beach that my grandmother purchased back in 1963. I’ve gone to that beach since before I was even born. It’s a little slice of heaven. I’ve been on tropical vacations and exciting cruise ships, but I’m telling you, nothing beats being able to mosey down to the beach with a cup of coffee and your chair to stake out a prime piece of real estate and watch the waves roll in at sunrise.
“I also encourage everyone to make time
in their regular lives to play.”
As a kid, my sister and I would hop on our bikes and just explore outside for hours.
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