The kids - when not at their theater workshop - have been spending a lot of time these past few days playing indoors. At first I was bothered by this because it has been beautiful out. But then I realized two things: one, they are spending the whole morning out doors and two, they are doing what they want. In a few short weeks school will start again and they won't have time to do just what they want for hours on end. So, I'm letting them play.
And what are they playing? My 10-year-old and 7-year-old are busy playing with the Thomas the Tank Engine set.
They set it all up in the upstairs hallway and play imaginative games with the trains. And what are these trains up to you might well ask? Well, from what I can overhear, the trains seem to be constantly falling in love.
There was some concern about two trains that were married but not living together - so they decided that none of the trains are married - or even engaged - just in love.
Ah - what is sweeter than young trains in love?