When my older son turned 13, we spent a weekend in Chicago together, just he and I. We visited the Museum of Science and Industry, ate deep-dish pizza at Gino’s East, slept at the posh Palmer House Hotel, and went to the top of the John Hancock Building to see the city. We had a great time.
My younger son turns 13 today, and we’ve been talking about the Chicago trip we’ll take together. The Museum of Science and Industry will certainly make the itinerary, but we’ll definitely skip the pizza because my boy doesn’t like cheese. Beyond that anything goes. Maybe we’ll ride the Ferris wheel on Navy Pier or watch the White Sox play. But whatever we choose, it will be great just to be with him.