We did our annual Day Out with Thomas this past weekend. I could have sworn that last year, Brian and I told ourselves that we would still go to the Thomas train fest, but not do the Thomas train ride, as it was not really worth the money.
A 20 minute ride for $18? Meh. How about giving us 40 minutes for a ride around Union , IL Thomas?
Little did we know that Jack would be older a year later, and he would remember that the Day out with Thomas happens sometime around August. A month ago, he kept asking" Hey, can we go to the Day out with Thomas? " Which led a month of us saying "Almost, almost. Pretty soon."
The closer we got to the Thomas date, Jack knew that he was going to ride on Thomas, and how can we say no? It was only one time a year that he can do this, so we did it. His cousin Nathalie came along this time, and it was a good day for all of us.
Sunday - BBQ on the lake. Brian , myself, about 7 of our friends and one little boy named Jack. As being the only kid of an all adult gathering, which is almost all the time, Jack is used to it. And loved just running around the tree, running into people, asking Brian or myself to run with him. I feel bad that Jack is the only kid, and sometimes I feel that he would have an even better time if there was someone his age to play with.
However, I do like it when that there comes a time when that one friend of ours happens to play with Jack. And that is what the newly christened "Uncle JB" did. He talked to him and played with him . As soon as you spin Jack around , he is your friend for life.
Thanks Uncle JB, for becoming Jack's new friend.