Last week, we took the kids on the Niles Canyon Train of Lights. That’s an accurate description of the train, alright. After we drove into sleepy little Sunol, we came upon the bright and lavishly decorated classic train.
We got on the train and were amazed at how well each car was decorated. Then, the train started its journey, and we all gathered at the window to look at the countryside. Well, the countryside was moonlit, but pretty unremarkable. Just hills and trees, mostly.
To keep Aaron from getting bored, I tried to engage him with questions and observations. Things like, “Can you find the moon,” “Look! We’re on a bridge,” and “Can you find the house?” Aaron got into it, and was anxious to discover and find every little thing.
He seemed OK, so I went to give Maddie some attention, too. Before long, Aaron called out.
“What is it, Aaron?”
“What are we finding now?”
Corny as it is, there are no words that could have made a Daddy happier. They’re way up there with “I did it!” I made sure Aaron found lots of other amazing things on the trip.