So Much Stuff I Can't Recall

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Phil's Been Working on the Railroad

... and my last nerve.

Among the many things Philip loves are trains. He loves Thomas the Tank Engine. He loves his little train playsets. He loves the story - now a major motion picture - The Polar Express.

He loves taking a bunch of boxes and lining them end to end to make a train, which is what he did today.

Unfortunately, Phil knows too much about trains. He knows, for instance, that real trains have couplings, the part that actually connects one car to the next. He knows that cardboard boxes don't have couplings.

So how do you connect one box to the next? Two words. Maple. Syrup.

Yeah, that was a fun mess to clean up.

NB: When you ask Phil what he's doing and he says "playing trains" and then you ask him again a bit later and he doesn't answer, you've got problems - and about a 20 minute cleanup.


2 Snarky Remarks:

that's when you teach the boy about paperclips and staples! jm
Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:43 PM  
In just one post you have captured both why I miss having a preschooler and why I'm glad my son is now 21. :)
Blogger Valerie Comer, at 8:21 PM  

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