Recently my dad asked if I would like to have my train set from when I was knee-high to a grasshopper. Is that even a question?
Of course I wanted it. I have lots of memories of laying in front on the train watching it go round and round. And derailments…I had a thing for crashes.
Call me nostalgic, but I wanted this train under our tree bad. Which explains why even after he told me about the severe water damage and that it might not even run I just smiled and said, “Oh it is totally fine…I love water damage”.
Do you feel my senti-mental-ness yet?
When my pops finally dropped my piece’o childhood off I realized it wasn’t as shiny as I remembered. It was in pretty bad shape.
Tim saw how my eyes twinkled when I reminisced about my little girl memories.
So he did something crazy.
He pulled every nail out to remove the old-as-me track, striped the board, sanded, sealed, recovered, glued down cork, cleaned the track, nailed a million little holes into a new track, built a bridge, bought a building, and generally got our train in tip-top shape. What a guy.
He brought my childhood back to life…cue the tears.
We decided on a new little tradition too. We are going to buy a building for our “train town” every year. This year we bought a train station, because we can’t have our townspeople just jumping on moving trains you know. We write the year and a little note on the building so when we are old and senile we can reminisce on the labors of our little town.
I can’t believe the train that I played with as a baby is now up and running and terrorizing our dogs. Need proof…here it is.
I remember playing with the train at your house when I was kid.
Hahaha, that’s funny. It seemed a lot bigger then!!!
Tim is gonna have some haterz on the interwebs if he keeps setting the boyfriend bar so high! Go Tim!!
Thats what he said too! He was all, “please stop posting about nice things I do or I will have to start hogging more blankets and spiting in your dinner to even it out”. I am just trying to show my appreciation for all the hard work he does….and balance out the nagging hahaha!!!!
Ha! I literally laughed out loud after reading that post…too funny! I love stuff that brings back old childhood memories. I have sentimental stuff like that from my Mom. I have her real glass ornaments from her childhood tree. I will not even put them on the tree because I’m terrified they will crumble.
I love the nifty tradition of buying a new building each year for your little town, very inspiring. I want to do a similar Christmas tradition with Sam Sam too…that way he can look back and remember how awesome of a MOM I was – lol! Unfortunately, I am a procrastinator…
I love all the family heirlooms too….I am with you I get so nervous putting out my great gramma’s nativity set because it is ANCIENT!!! When there are chittlins runnin around I think that will be somewhere much safer!
I keep thinking about how exciting it will be in like ten years when we have a whole town haha. Tim is actually really smart for coming up with that…because I would max out my credit card this year making a town hahaha!!!! Those buildings are not cheap!
That’s pretty cool! My godparents had a really elaborate train set for their son that I was always really, really jealous of. Like, really jealous.
Hahhaha, what is funny is that trains are always looked at as a boys toy. But I wear my pink striped conductor hat with pride!!!!
that is so sweet!! and a great idea too 😀 i love it!!
Yea, I was pretty impressed with all of his engineering skills haha!!!
O that is so very sweet of him to do!! And I loved that little movie of your dog running behind the train. Lol. Just too cute!
Isn’t she a little weirdo!!!!!! Wouldn’t have it any other way haha