Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dear Uncle Tim and Aunt Cindy

I don't know if you know how much we appreciate this train set that you gave to us when Titus was finished with it.  Lorene divided it with us, so Zane can play with it here as well as at home.  He loves to play with it so much, that it makes my life so much easier when I have him 8 to 10 hours at a time on babysitting days.  

I have to confess that we enjoy playing with it, too.  (But, only when Zane is here.)  If I set up a track for him in the morning, he will play with it for a long time in the morning, and then come back to it all day long. Sometimes, it takes me quite a while to get it set up.  I always want to try something new and interesting.  

This time I tried to use all the track pieces.  I got pretty close, but the long straight pieces stumped me after a while and I got tired of crawling around on the floor, and Barry was more interested in eating, than in having me build train tracks.

My attention span is shorter than his when it comes to trains. 

I love to watch him play.  There is something fascinating about little trains that go around and over and under and back again all by themselves. Barry likes to watch, too, but his attention span isn't nearly as long. 

I'm beginning to worry what we are going to do when Barry gets mobile.  He'll want to play trains, too, but you know how crawling babies play.  He'll want to be right in there on top of it, heading the demolition crew.

So, thank you, thank you, to Titus for loving trains so much he had a lot to give, to you for being willing to give it to Zane to enjoy and love them. 

They have truly saved my sanity when I have these two little kids to look after three days a week.  You will be happy to have a reasonable sister around for a few more years. 


Gramma At Home.


The J's said...

That looks like so much fun! It's wonderful that there was so much to divide that you ended up with that much! Maybe you'll have to find a table for it, or put it in a room where you can "gate" it off for a while.

Roxanne said...

I am glad that my blog made the L.M. Montgomery quote easy for you to find, as my perusal of your blog shows me you're a busy lady. :) Sorry about the crummy end-of-year vacation--but it looks like you have two really sweet boys to help take your mind off of it. My son ADORED Thomas. . .he was gifted with a hand-me-down wooden track, then we added trains and cars and a few other pieces along the way. It is now taking a well-deserved rest in the attic, but we pull it out from time to time to give it a go. Glad you came to visit me.