When my son was 2 & 3-years-old, he was obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine. There was a Thomas Halloween costume, Thomas train table, tracks and all the train characters to go with them, movies, and every picture he drew in school was of a train. Of course, we even had a Thomas birthday party held at Tucson’s wild western “Trail Dust Town” where the kids were able to go on a train ride. When my son loves something, he REALLY loves it.
That is why I was not entirely surprised when I went to the Kindergarten information night at his school yesterday only to discover a new obsession. Each child wrote a note to Mom & Dad, and he listed his favorite activity as “going on the bus.” It’s funny, because we walk him to school every morning, but 3 afternoons a week, he takes a bus to his after school program. I had no idea what a big deal this was to him. Check out his lovely picture that was hanging on the wall in his classroom:
There was also a picture of a bus in his writing journal, and it is evident that these bus rides are making a big impression on my little boy. I am thrilled that it is such a positive experience for him and am wondering that if renting a party bus for a 5-year-old’s birthday party would be too over the top???!!!??? 😉
I am touched by my son’s happy response, and it is the best feeling to know he is adapting well to all of these experiences. Fingers crossed that we are on a path to a great future in school.
My song for the day today comes from another obsession. When my daughter was 3-years-old, she loved a tv show called “The Doodlebops.” She loved them so much that we actually saw them in concert when they came to Tucson. My son was a baby at that show, but he loves them, too, because we still have the movies. One of the Doodlebops’ hits was a song called “Get On the Bus,” and it really does seem perfect for today’s blog. Here is a Youtube link with a warning that these guys are a little trippy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjKzU51t7ws Whatever…they were just another happy obsession, and I am nostalgic and appreciative as I look back at these momentary childhood loves. They are such sweet memories!