Kids go through phases, but my son’s train phase has been long lived for a little boy, over a year. We call him train obsessed.
As a mom I love watching my kids discover things they love. I never thought I’d ever get excited to get stuck at a railroad crossing. Now I think of it as good timing if he is with me.
I overheard a conversation between him and my niece that went like this:
My niece: Do you like crickets?
My son: I like cargo trains.
My niece: Do you want to ride a train?
My son: Well a passenger train…
Everything is about trains to him. He knows he would rather be a train engineer than a conductor. He designs different tracks, watches train videos, draws trains, and when we can we take him to ride them. Here’s a little bit of what I’ve gotten pictures of over the last year.
Mixed materials – Lego bridge, tracks on blocks, glasses tunnel
Train art – Painted wood train. He’s had us help him design and draw rainbow alphabet trains.
Actual trains – at the zoo and Oklahoma Railway Museum.
What are your kids really into right now?