This weekend I took the little man on what was quite possibly the most perfect day out for a little boy in love with trains and with Thomas the Tank Engine. I always want to remember how he smiled and squealed with delight when he realized where we were going and set his eyes upon Thomas.
Some of the other things he’s done this month that I want to remember:
…carefully spreading yogurt onto his croissant with a spoon.
…wrapping up in our warm heated towels after a shower and having a big snuggle. Me, cradling him like little baby as he smiles up at me.
…singing the “Sleeping Bunnies” song and then very specifically requesting that we do not just sleeping dinosaur but sleeping Triceratops, sleeping Tyrannosaurus, sleeping Stegosaurus and sleeping Styracosaurus.
…doing fish lips to each other at dinner. He had me in stitches as he tried to copy me.
…reading the first two pages of “Go Train Go” to me verbatim. I cried tears of joy.
…being so engrossed in a book when I picked him up from school that we HAD to bring it home. And then being SO excited for me to sit and read it to him as soon as we walked through the door. I’ve never seen him that excited about a book.
…pretending that parts of his train track were a dragon and making it fly around. Until its head fell off.
…narrating the story of what he sees on TV. (Bad mummy, too much TV.)
…laughing with delight when I tickled his feet on the swing.
…playing hide and seek. He is the worst hider and seeker ever. But when he covers his eyes and tries to count, it makes me laugh and smile.
…doing pretend bodily functions. Burp, yes. Sneeze, yes. Hiccup, yes.
…giving the Valentines Day card he received from his best friend Zebra a big hug and a squeeze.
…making pirate eye patches out of plasticine.
…singing the “Rainbow Song” all by himself with hand motions.
…using my makeup brush and smiling at himself in the mirror saying “I got makeup on.”
…randomly breaking out into “Bonjour, Bonjour, Bonjour” and then “Thank you. Merci.” In a year he’ll know more French than I do.
…doing “Round and Round the Garden” on my hand first thing in the morning when he woke up.
…taking a break in the middle of football class to run across the gym and check on his dinosaur book.
…walking around sometimes on his tip-toes.