Wednesday, July 8, 2009

My Baby Takes the Morning Train

When the babies were at their teeniest---before they even made their post-uterine debut---they were the recipients of unbounded generosity. Togs so immaculate they could scarcely be described as "hand-me-downs" came in droves...as did outgrown books, riding toys, baby-friendly fixtures and fittings of all kinds. The warm Welcome Wagon extended to Double Daddy and me as we joined the population of "parents" still overwhelms today.

One might believe the novelty, the newness, of that initial "it takes a village" mentality made manifest would be dulled---even de rigeur---with seven and a half years past. Not so.

Last week, we got a phone call from a dear friend, the father of two remarkable young men: the eldest in college, the youngest preparing to go in the fall. Seems he and his boys had a train set---surpassing Sodor, leaning Lionel---seeing no use, and occupying much space. Might Darren be interested in finagling a locale, and maybe lavishing a little love, upon the lonely locomotive?

Scott spent Sunday clearing adequate room in the basement. On Tuesday, the tracks and trains arrived at their new station.
The transaction was well-conducted (how could I resist that one?), with grinning gratitude. Looking forward to seeing the new engineer in action.
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10 comments:

Leia said...

very cool...cant wait to see new pics

Just Breathe said...

What a great gift. Enjoy!

cat said...

Oh Darren is going to love this! I have such fond memories playing train with my dad - he kept his until his death.

Robyn said...

Conductor Darren is going to have so much fun!!!

Barbara Manatee said...

oh how fun! Jacob is really taking a liking to trains and my (almost) 9 year old nephew has been a huge Thomas fan and has just about everything...I'm holding off from getting Jacob much in hopes that maybe his cousin will be feeling generous soon and share with his younger cousin...we'll see!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

What a wonderful gift! I love the photo!

noble pig said...

That is a great hand me down, he is going to love it!

Nancy said...

Nice!!! Great pic :)

(...and I'm going to be singing that all day now...LOL!)

Annie said...

Fun, Darren will love that train.
Enjoy it.

mommytoalot said...

Fantastic. Nothing better than a good ole train set. Enjoy Darren