Monday, October 6, 2008

Little Boys, Trains, & Grandfathers Too

What is it about little boys and trains? I can remember spending many hours with my grandfather, just playing with trains. I loved them as a little boy and I see that my grandson does too. Ever since he was old enough to notice what was on the TV screen, he has been absolutely mesmerized by the “Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends” train characters. There was something about this little tank engine show that not only caught his eye but, actually held his attention for hours on end at a very young age (and mind you... he's not even 3 years old yet and won't be until January 24th).

Well, just like any other family when you discover what the favorite character or toy is, the child must be inundated with it and in our house, my wife is guilty of this habit. Needless to say, she makes sure that our grandson has "Thomas & Friends" EVERYTHING! (When our daughter was growing up, it was "Cabbage Patch" EVERYTHING!) But, being a man who was once a little boy who loved trains, at least this is something I can get into and it also brings back a lot of special memories of times that I spent with my grandfather.

So, I know this is NOT the hot topic of the week or an intriguing story from my past ... but rather, an attempt to momentarily suspend all of the craziness that we call "adult life", which we all need to do from time to time. These photos were taken of my grandson on Saturday morning and I decided to let him have the spotlight for just "a minute"... a little boy playing with his trains, while his grandfather enjoys the memory of doing it "once upon a time" too.

This post is dedicated to my grandfather


Keisha "Kitten" Isaacs said...

Hey Brother!

My nephews love Thomas the Train too...I was just told by one of their moms that I can win all the sugar boogers (what I call his kisses)..if I get him a small Thomas the Train character for his birthday!

You're grandson is super duper cute! I know he has your heart in his hands....God bless your entire family!

Opinionated Diva said... never need to include reasons why you're posting pics of the little man. He is absolutely adorable...such a cutie!!

Anonymous said...

He is so handsome. I just want to take him home and spoil him some more and bring him back.

My son loves trains too.

12kyle said...

awww man! this post is funny b/c all 3 of my sons were/are into Thomas the Train.

good post. you sound like a proud grandfather

Raven said...

Your grandson is TOO CUTE!!!!! Go ahead and admit just wanted to brag! :-) Our 2 year old loves Thomas the Train as well. The show is super weird to me, but we sit there with him and watch. Oh...and like your daughter; I loved everything Cabbage Patch. I still have all 14 of my dolls!

**sidenote** When I was growing up my dad's closest friend was named Prince Albert...he was a Jr and I always called him my uncle Albert, Jr. Pretty cool...

CurvyGurl said...

Hey Keith! Your little guy is so adorable! There's nothing like the memories of spending time with loved ones. He'll appreciate that when he's older too. Thanks for sharing!

The F$%K it List said...

AWW so precious!

It's true, boys and their trains. MY little CJ is two years old and its Thomas this Thomas that. If we get on the subway he's says "Oh hi Thomas, I'm ready to go" Its the cutest thing ever

and he and his dad play with Thomas all the time. Its their time, maybe I'll take a page from you and post CJ with the trains.

Anonymous said...

Such a cutie pie! When my son was a lil fellow he loved trains too. Though my girl seems to enjoy this as well, in fact this past weekend we took the little one to the local train museum. Sometimes its great just being in a kid-space.

Anonymous said...

Thanks For Sharing!!!



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