Also known as a David day, which is quickly becoming Dom days as well, as Dominic has decided he also likes "a choo choo" and he likes them a lot. David's been feeling a little shall we say, left out as of late and so last week after the dust of new school (for Letty and I) had settled I ran the boys down to Strasburg to have a little visit with our very favorite useful engine, Thomas. My sister-in-law Ashley met us there as well with my niece Mikayla and we had ourselves a nice little morning, lunch and all. The only issue we had was the lack of engines in the train table area. There were only two. This was terrible because as anyone knows, the engines are the only things kids want. They don't want the load or the passenger car. Nope. They need the engine. I was able to distract the boys enough upon departure that the day remained tantrum-less. Tattoos and all.
And to any local people near Strasburg, we have sort of created our own little "Thomas Hack" as it were. You may wonder why we don't actually ride the train on any of these visits and that is because the train costs a lot of money and it's just a quick ride. Sure you get the inclusion of a few other little train rides scattered around, but still, it's a lot of money. So we don't buy tickets. We wander in and see him pull in and all of that and take advantage of the train table and tattoos and such and then we leave. It works for me!!
Has anyone else encountered this whole child left behind thing with their second born? I'm hoping it sort of resolves itself once David starts with preschool.... Hoping.