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.
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 ? ;)
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