Monday, March 07, 2011


Luke's "big" Christmas gift this year was Thomas and Friends Early Engineers Roundabout Station (which I got for less than $5 thanks to Money Saving Mom). It's a wooden Thomas station, compatible with the rest of David's wooden Thomas stuff, but made for 18 months and up with bigger pieces and parts that go easily together. I knew Luke was too young for it at Christmas, but I figured that he'd be able to play with it by spring.

This weekend we opened it up. It just so happens that the train table also Luke's favorite place to pull up, stand, and play. So before I knew it - the boys were playing trains together!!! *angels singing*

Of course, after 2 seconds of bliss, David was screaming, "NOOOO!!!! LUKE! He's grabbing it, Mommy! Put this where Lukey can't reach it! Stop, Lukey!!"  Oh, look! They're having their first fight, too! It's a morning of firsts!

So after several minutes of gently encouraging them to share and play together and be kind (*ahem*), Luke was getting tired, so I picked him up and carried him into the kitchen, saying, "Okay, David, it's all yours. You can have all the trains to yourself now."

About  90 seconds later, David came into the kitchen and asked quietly, "Where's Luke, Mommy? I want to play trains with him!"

I've got a lot to learn about being a mom to brothers.


Oma Froehle said...

David has quickly learned that it's more fun to share with Luke than to play doctor with Katy and be the patient. (Wise man.)

Pretty cute.

bluedaisy said...

Ah, brothers...I have such a soft spot for this stuff! Even the arguing- it's how they learn to play together. I love how Luke is eating the train station in one of the pics! They do figure out very quickly that it's more fun to have a buddy than to play alone in peace :)

Erin said...

Ah! I SO relate to this post! My boys are best, best friends and mortal enemies. It's both all the time. But the friendship definitely outweighs all the fights and punches (yes, they punch A LOT. What can I do?).

What really struck me in these photos was how much Luke looks like Katy!

Kelsey said...

But it isn't just brothers! Michael and Harper fight like crazy - it actually sounds a lot like them.