Monday, October 19, 2009

My son has three obsessions



One of the best things about having kids is finding out what tickles them. The world around them is brand spanking new and the choices for fun and fancy are endless. Sometimes though, something leaps out at them, capturing them whole. And then they become obsessed.

Such is the case with my son Mac and Thomas the Train.






This is him leaping out of his Thomas bed onto his sister's bed. They have bunked like this for a while now. Such access to his big sister is very fun indeed. And I am so thankful, she feels the same way. They like sharing a room cause "we love each other." This is what my daughter said to me one night. sniff, sniff . . .

His obsession with Thomas the Train has lasted longer than I ever thought possible. It's going on a year now. It's getting stronger too. He has a train board at home and at day care. He plays with the trains most of the day, most days. When we are going through the grocery store, he sings the Thomas song. He gets so excited when we drive over train tracks. When we come across a crossing train? The boy goes bananas ;)






It's so amazing, how absorbed he can get. When he pushes the train around he makes choo-choo noises and train whistles. When guides them over a bridge he says, "HOLD ON! Train going over the hill!!" When the train falls off the track he says, "OH NO! Train fell down!!" Then he gingerly picks them up and returns them to their places. He even has his little construction workers fix "this track is brooooken."

Oh so awesome this love he has. There is nothing better than watching your kids' eyes light up. Seeing the magic they see. And make no mistake, what is magic to them is double magic to me cause I get to be there. Seeing it twice!


Here he is working a train puzzle. Note the absence of a diaper. He is 74% potty trained at this point.



Which brings me to his other obsessions. Sigh.

SIGH.

Now that the peter is free from the confines of a diaper, he enjoys um, playing ding dong ditch. Constantly. GAAH!!!! Everywhere with the touching!!! And now that winter is approaching and the runny noses are starting. NOW the finger in the nose!! Always with the picking! The finger in the nose!!! GAAAH!!!!

Bah . . . he's only 3 years old. Whattya gonna do ? ;)







13 Left a message at the beep:

~E said...

Your kids are ADORABLE!!! and the patootie picture is such blackmail fodder at his future wedding reception!

The Savage said...

Future train conductor engineer....
You're pretty....

Mrs. Holly Hall said...

~E: Thanks about the kid compliment. And yeah, I have great photos of him running neekid through the sprinkler which is perfect for showing all his future gfs when they come over!

Sav: Yeah maybe ;) And who says that's me? mwwhhaa haa haa (but thanks)

Wil said...

You could put pepper on his finger or perhaps a tack? Did you miss me?

Wil Harrison.com

GiGi said...

Cute spawn you got there, Mrs. Hall. My son never got into Thomas...he still likes little obscure things like empty floss boxes and empty 'Altoids' tins (these, courtesy of grandma of course).

Bruce said...

The whole train thing is genetic. All boys love dem trains. My wifes grandson still can't get enough of them and he is 6. I can't enough of them and I am 6X9. Never pass up a chance to ride a train. As for the nose picking and croch scratching.....well, that is genetic to guys as well.....look at the bright side, he is totally normal!!!!

Mrs. Holly Hall said...

Wil: :)

Gigi: empy tins eh? sometimes I wonder why i even buy toys ;)

Bruce: Yeah, I figured it was a boy thing. and with kids, everything is a bright side :)

The Dental Maven said...

Best monitor that visible crack out of the pants thing -- he could be angling for a career in plumbing or construction.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

I miss the Thomas the Tank Engine days...Now it's Halo and Grand Theft Auto II.

Trust me, you will get there.

The crack shot is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen...hee hee.

Slyde said...

dont get me started on Thomas!

My son was obsessed from about 2-4. I have a mountain of the plastic tracks and about 25 of the battery trains! We used to run the tracks throughout our second floor....

geologyjoe said...

how cute. he's gotta be dreaming of train rides around the island of Sodor.

Dr Zibbs said...

Awww. Cute kids.

Mrs. Holly Hall said...

Slyde: You mean, you don't use the thomas anymore? ooh so sad!! hey, maybe you can make me a deal ;)

Geo-Joe: Yeah, that sounds about right :)

Zibbs: thanks!

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