Wordless Wednesday: Goodbye Childhood

My son turns 16 on Friday. When he was small he played endlessly with Thomas the Tank Engine. He pulled them out for me tonight and I enjoyed watching him set up and we reminisced about acquiring different pieces. He never plays with them anymore…but he will never let me part with them. His forever friends.


13 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Goodbye Childhood

  1. My 11-year-old daughter loved her Thomas toys. When she was a toddler, she would walk around all day with one of the little, metal model trains clasped tightly in each fist. We had all the movies, most of the trains, and even a CD. Being “useful” was a high compliment in our house. πŸ™‚ Such a simple, pure memory. Thanks for that. πŸ™‚

  2. Childhood memories are wonderful to hold on to. My boys have a few unique pieces tucked away where I can’t find them. We recently adopted a 6 year old and I began sorting through the linen closet for bedding that was age appropriate. “Not that one mom! It was my favorite!” So back into his room he swept with the Teenage Mutant Turtles Blanket…It has been stored away with his prized possessions. We ended up going with a new set from the store…Spiderman!
    Peach State

  3. I wish I had been able to hold onto the toys from my childhood. Barbies, of course! We didn’t have much money when I was growing up so I had to make my own Barbie house out of cardboard boxes. LOL

    Happy birthday to your son and happy Thursday to you!

  4. That must have been kind of sad seeing those toys again. It reminds me of the end of Toy Story 3 – that part always makes me cry! But, it must also be nice seeing him grow into almost-adulthood.

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