Sunday, October 22, 2006

More Tales of Trains

Well, I think I scarred my son. Ever since the incident with the train table last week I have been walking around the house and finding scenes like this:


And this:

Clearly this boy has been wronged, be it by me, by 4 year olds who don't like sharing, or by their negligent parents, the boy has been wronged.


My poor little train conductor. Will he ever recover?


I did take him back to the train table a few days later where he played happily with a two year old whose mother kept reprimanding him for absolutely nothing. He still threw a tantrum when we left despite the fact that he'd already gotten bored with the train and was just walking around. I don't feel so bad anymore. And I am armed and ready for the next bully. Now if only my son could get some words so that I could arm him as well. Thanks for all of your input.

18 Comments:

Blogger smartmama said...

he is precious- we have much train play here

9:19 PM  
Blogger New Mama's Nest said...

I.love.that.last.photo!The.hat.is.awesome!Sorry.about.all.the(.)-I.spilled.water.on.my.laptop.this.morning.and.now.my.spacebar.won't.work!:)

10:20 PM  
Blogger Valarie said...

I don't think he's scarred, just a one and a half year old boy. We have many impromptu trains at our house and a tantrum every time we leave the train table at the bookstore- and we even have one at home. Why take him then? because my husband needs a regular book/magazine browsing fix.

10:25 PM  
Blogger Adventures In Babywearing said...

That last photo has to be the cutest thing ever.

1:03 AM  
Anonymous katie said...

He is so very sweet! He looks so pleased with life, I don't think you have anything to worry about!

1:16 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Ditto on the last photo!!!

He is so smart... making trains all over the house! I just want to eat him up...

2:21 AM  
Anonymous jaybee4000 said...

Too cute! Get that kid an agent.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

Beth - Sam is an absolute peach. What a photogenic little boy you have.

Too bad that we didn't live closer and our boys could play together. That way we could take comfort that both mommies would be attentive yet be able to kick back and have good chats. :)

10:56 AM  
Blogger Nikkie said...

That is so cute! I'm glad he was able to go back to play with the trains and there were no bullies and rude parents.

3:09 PM  
Blogger bon said...

THAT is a happy kid!

Also, because I'm not sure if you are aware? GAGHK! The cuteness of the boy!

3:52 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Ok, count me in too. Train Conductor Sam could not be cuter.

4:00 PM  
Blogger sari said...

I have no problem saying things to other children after my oldest (who is now eight but was about 4 then) got punched in the face by a big bully at the mall play area. The grandma of the bully just sat there all la-di-da about it until I went and made him stop and was asking him what he was doing. Then she started paying attention, but you know what? She should've been paying attention before. Her kid was a jerk.

Ooh! Now I'm all mad again.

4:16 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

Good gravy is he cute!

Don't worry about the incident, something sort of similar happened to Chicky and me at B and N some time ago (I know, weird coincidences all over the place) and she survived it. Although, in our case the other mother did intervene but still.. Our kids are tough. :)

9:35 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

That hat is adorable and so is Sam!! I love that picture.

10:00 PM  
Blogger Mama D said...

Oh the hat. Oh the Sam. So very, very good. Look at that picture when you are having a bad day.

12:02 AM  
Blogger Tracey said...

What cute pictures! He reminds me of my oldest son. Justin was a train FREAK for about 4 1/2 years. Sadly, the train fetish has passed... I don't know WHEN the last time was that we watched Thomas! Am I a nerd that I miss that show? The British voices, the dull, strange stories, the people that talk but don't move...

The good old days.

12:08 AM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

I just read your last post and think there's just no excuse for parents who do nothing when their kids are being selfish with toys. Sorry you had to deal with that.

It puts you in the weird position of either a) reprimanding kids you don't know whose parents are there b) sit by while your kids get bullied or c) leave.

None of these choices is fair to you. I've never had parents completely ignore their kids like that so not sure what I would have done, but maybe just tried to talk to the kids and say, "Can my son join you? He'd like to play too. Maybe we can all share." But loud enough for the parents to hopefully get a clue and intervene. Or maybe I'd just leave. In any case, I'm glad that your second trip to the store was better!

p.s. the photo is adorable. :)

3:56 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I think that my Bloglines is broken it just told me that this post and the other train were brand new, but I am looking at the dates now and I see that they really aren't.

I am so confused?

You probably were wondering why I chose to comment on a post that's a month old. LOL!

Sam is an adorable train conductor all the same.

5:02 PM  

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