Friday, January 15



I can build a figure 8 track in about 30 seconds flat now - I've totally mastered it. Something that I think Judd is a little jealous of - considering he had to read the directions on Christmas Eve in order to put the Thomas track together.

I think Judd and I may have more fun with the train sets than Charlotte does now, but she will sit and play with them for a few minutes at a time. She's not quite there yet, though. Give it a few more months and she'll be a pro.

Why isn't she quite there yet? Well, she knocks it down, or moves it around because she isn't careful. She isn't careful to watch where her feet or hiney go when she sits down or moves a train around the track - so then I have to fix it. I have to fix the track a hundred times per minute when we play trains.

But, if anything having a toddler has taught me - playing isn't perfect - it's playing. As frustrating as it is to fix the track a hundred times per minute, I'm not sure I'd want her to move the trains so carefully around the track as to not mess up my beautiful figure 8's. I have to let her play how she wants to - I want her to make her own tracks.