My friend Tiffany and her little ones Dylan and Isaac gave the boys an amazing set of trains for their second birthday. They've enjoyed them from day 1... but recently the love of trains has reached monumental proportions. Both boys enjoy playing with their "choo choos" but my man Matt loves those trains! And I love the way he comes and takes me by the hand to lead me to the basket of train toys saying "choo choos Mama". There is nothing like being "asked" to play by your child... you might not feel like it, you might be exhausted and cranky, building yet another train track might be the last thing in the world you want to do... but when you see the dimples of your child as he takes you by the hand to play... you feel awesome.
I love those trains even more then Matt does. I love watching him grow and play, I love that he is becoming interested in something specific, and I love that he loves playing with me.
(Notice Matt, all full of dimples in the photo, and Danny... planning his destruction... some things never change.)