Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Way Back When-esday: From Black to the Track

Dateline: June 2005
Twins' Age: 3

Funny how these weekly perusals of the pictures can bring back so many memories. The above image brought a huge smile to my face---and not solely because Darren's irrepressible grin! Both twins are wearing something so very reflective of their interests and personalities at 3 1/2.

The summer of 2005 was characterized by weekly (if not bi-weekly) treks to the public play train tables at Barnes and Noble, Books a Million and The Playroom....supplemented by lengthy sessions at our own Figure 8 Thomas track in the family den. Darren's tee in all likelihood was thematically indicative of the day's events.

And then there's sweet Sarah. Beautiful, beloved, black-clad Sarah.

At her 2 year well-child visit to the pediatrician, in attempts to assess her verbal skills and basic learning, the doctor asked, "Sarah, what is your favorite color?" Not missing a beat and responding as she had consistently since she could identify the colors of the spectrum (and the neutrals) she replied, "Black!" With an eyebrow raised, but not batting an eye, the doctor said in all his years as a pediatrician, she was very the first 2-year-old girl to have ever given that answer. Truth told, her enigmatic sense of self has always thrilled me. Even now, when she declares the 1st grade female pan-popular pink and purple have usurped that prized position at the top of her color preferences, I still wonder...and hope....

What image or story from Way Back warms your heart this Wednesday? Play along! With Mr. Linky taking a recuperative break, be sure to include the link to your Way Back When-esday post in a comment here. Don't forget to visit other participants and enjoy the web-wide reverie!
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26 comments:

Cherie said...

Cute post!

I'm playing along today @
www.morethananegg.blogspot.com

Cherie

cat said...

Oh wow, she is was quite the fashionista. Black is always so stylish. Off course, I am playing along - back to my 21st birthday.

http://juggelingactoflife.blogspot.com/2009/06/thats-what-friends-are-for.html

cat said...

Oh wow, she is was quite the fashionista. Black is always so stylish. Off course, I am playing along - back to my 21st birthday.

http://juggelingactoflife.blogspot.com/2009/06/thats-what-friends-are-for.html

mommytoalot said...

Awww the intests and how they change huh.
My Damien loves trains and Thomas specifically. Abby..well she's pretty typical..she loves pink and princesses..lol
playing along..

mommytoalot said...

opps forgot my linkhttp://mylifemommytoalot.blogspot.com/

Nancy said...

"black." LOL! That's awesome :)

Our Thomas phase was much too short for my taste. Perhaps Logan will get into it soon and drag Burke back in :)

Playing along! Zimmer Zoo

Gibson Twins said...

Loving the pink jelly shoes Sarah's sporting with the black dress -- she has great taste :) I did not know B&N have train tables.... though after the last few Walmart trips solo with my duo, I've declared us homebound for awhile as they've not gone well at all.

I love WBW- such a good reminder we're halfway through the work week!!

Natalie said...

I am playing along today! http://tottenfamily4.blogspot.com/2009/06/way-back-when-esday.html

Cheryl Lage said...

Barb who is off to work is playing along too!

http://barbaramanatee.blogspot.com/2009/06/way-back-when-esday.html

As soon as I get home, I'm going to peek around for the WBW fun!

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MyLinda said...

What a great photo filled with memories. I too love when I find a photo that has clothing, toys, etc. included that bring me right back to that moment!

I'm playing along at...
http://mylindasblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/way-back-when-esday-and-wordful.html

Missy said...

So cute! I know what you mean - I can see each personality shine through with each picture of my girls. Happy WBW!
PS - playing along.

Sugar Boogers & Tantrums said...

Yea...I have pictures now too that bring back so many memories of Andrew.

And the grin on Darren's face is heart melting.

http://breelynfaith.blogspot.com/

Happy WWW!!

Jamie said...

I always love your blog posts!!


I'm playing along this week as well!

http://finalscore3boys1girl.blogspot.com/

Cecily R said...

Sarah's black story is such a great one!! I love it when my kids truly throw me for an unexpected (but happy) loop. Watching them do that to someone else is just about perfect. :)

Momlissa said...

Cracking up at black! lol

http://3kidsin2yrs.blogspot.com/2009/06/way-back-whensday-summer-2007.html

noble pig said...

My one boy always chose brown as is favorite and I thought that was unique in a world of blue and green!

Rachael said...

what a sweet reminder for you + a wonderful peek into their younger selves!

Barbara Manatee said...

Cute! how true to life that memory is!

Thanks for linking me in earlier!!

Harris Boys said...

we love trains at our house too. I thought for a moment it must just be my boys with this HUGE obbession with trains....glad we're not alone...LOL!!

Too cute about black being her fav. color...

Mike and Jill said...

Great story!

I'm playing along today too at:
http://rohdefamilysf.blogspot.com/

As always, thanks for hosting Way back When-esdays. Its been so much fun to take a look into the past.

Jill

Threeundertwo said...

Love her hands on her hips and her rockin pink sandals!

I'm in, because you need somebody to be the caboose and it's still Wednesday in my time zone: http://litandlaundry.blogspot.com

purplemoose said...

Black! Really! How interesting is that! I love these Way Back posts, so very cool to go back in time.

Terra said...

I love remembering and having the pictures to go with it. BLACK, that cracks me up I am sure that Doctor is not the only one to have NEVER had that answer before!

Annie said...

Cute picture of the kids.

http://santiagotwingirls.blogspot.com/2009/06/way-back-wednesday.html

Sorry I'm a little late.

Brooke said...

We are sooo into Thomas all of a sudden. I remember the days at Barnes and Noble with my oldest, and now since Liam is into it we have all of my oldest's Thomas leftovers. Still should take them to B&N just for the whole experience.

An favorite color black...hey I think that is just cute!