Wednesday, May 7, 2008
"We don't have money for you, Thomas"
We've always taken the boys to Greenfield Village when Thomas the train is in town. In the years past they've been completely happy with just looking at the train and playing with the activities, since the cost of riding that silly blue train is outrageous. Caleb has never minded and Nathan was always too young to know, until this year. Here's a touch of his intensity: before Michael even got to the Village with the boys Nathan was talking about riding Thomas. He really didn't enjoy the trip there because he was upset about not riding him. Michael kept telling him "Honey, we don't have money for Thomas." It took him days, literally, to get over the disappointment. I had to hide his Thomas underwear to avoid memories of not getting to go on a ride.
Yesterday I took Nathan to Barnes and Noble to play with the train set and as he was pushing Thomas around I heard him say, "Sawwee, Thomas we not have money for you." What a cute little guy.