The theme of the day is...trains!
The Mad Toddler has two great passions in life: big trucks and trains. We spend a lot of time talking about both!
I am thrilled he loves trains. The Young Adult did, too. The middle two boys liked train, but did not love them. I was so happy when the Mad Toddler fell in love with trains. Maybe because it takes me back to the early days of parenthood, but I like to think it is because trains are just fun!
We read a lot of Thomas the Tank Engine. A. Lot. The Mad Toddler can quote entire stories. The following clip features the Mad Toddler singing a song from a Thomas story featuring the engine named Gordon, who falls off the rails and into a ditch. Some boys come along and sing a song "Silly old Gordon fell in a ditch". This is the Mad Toddler's version:
Below is a Thomas a friend passed on to us. Thank goodness, because the Mad Toddler's Thomas has been missing for two or three weeks now.
|Thomas the Tank Engine, of course|
|Henry and James|
We have multiple train tracks all over the house. Miles of train tracks. The boys all make tracks from time-time.
Even the cat gets in on the fun. He likes to place his furry body right on the edge of the tracks. Livin' on the wild side!
|Big trucks - the other love|
I am just thrilled I managed to get a pic of the Mad Toddler sans boogers and fully clothed (potty training, remember!). It has been one of those snotty weeks.
|a rather handsome engine|