Monday, November 28, 2011

Choo-Choo Fun with Friends

I work full time. This means that sometimes our weekends are filled with errand-running and various other to-do’s. I wish our weekends could be filled with zoo trips and play dates at the park instead. I think that one of my New Year’s Resolutions will be to expose Carly to more things, to take her on more adventures and give her more opportunities for exploration. I would give you some examples of stuff we haven’t taken her to do yet, but that would just make me feel like a bad mom, so I’ll leave that part out.

What I will tell you about is a recent mini-adventure we had with my friend Cheryl and her sweet baby girl, Davis. We rode the mini train that runs along the trinity river in Fort Worth. It was adorable! At first Carly didn’t want to get on the “Choo Choo”, but luckily she let me plop her down in the seat and she was ready to go. We were only a few short yards out of the “station” and she was loving it!

The cost is small ($6.50 for Carly and I), the ride is the perfect length of time for a toddler (about 45 min) and the fun factor was BIG for Carly. It was a hit.

Now on to the adult talk. Cheryl cracked me up with a comment that she made on the train ride, so I had to share. As we were chugging along down the less-than-beautiful, somewhat sketchy looking Trinity River, this conversation took place:
Other Cheryl: It’s times like this that I think I am going to have a Law and Order Moment.
Me Cheryl: A Law and Order Moment?
Other Cheryl: Yeah, you know…like I’ll just look over and there will be a dead body in the river.
Me Cheryl: I don’t ever think that I am going to have a Law and Order Moment, but I do think that I will have a What Would You Do Moment.
Other Cheryl: I watch too much Law and Order.

1 comment:

Jamie Bauer said...

You are such a good mom! But next time you come to FW - you better call me!!! Miss you bunches...