Well, it is a good thing my husband had to go back to work tonight. Maybe I can finally get some things done around here! The last couple of days have been fun but not so great on my productivity.
Tuesday, Wyatt had to go get his vaccinations updated for kindergarten(!) registration. He was so excited about it, even though he knew he would be getting shots. Afterwards, we thought we would take the boys on a train ride. They are moderately obsessed with trains and about once a week or so, Wyatt will sigh and tell us that he has never, never ridden a train before. The Indiana Railway Museum is about 2 hours from our house and it just happened that they had a ride on Tuesday. We were sure the kids were going to love our surprise. The verdict...completely underwhelmed.
The ride was supposed to be about 40 minutes to a stopping point, then a short break and the return trip back to the museum. I think the only time they even acted excited was the first time the whistle blew. Oh, and when they brought around the popcorn. It didn't help much that on the return trip our engine broke down and we had to wait about 45 minutes until the replacement came. An extra 45 minutes sitting still on an un-airconditioned train on a hot day was almost more than Max could take. But thankfully we made it. And honestly, the adults around us were more whiny than all the kids on the train.
|Can't you just feel the excitement?|
But I do believe the bright spot so far in Wyatt's week was today's Kindergarten Round-Up. That kid is so excited about going to school! I really hope the enthusiasm lasts for a while.
And finally, for your viewing pleasure...
The Marker Eater