Having a Locomotive for a son really is quite entertaining- everyone should have one! But, since not everyone is as fortunate as I, here are some of the fun things that moms of Locomotive-boys get to hear and/or say:
Me: Jack, come here so that I can fix your messy hair [that is always always always standing straight up no matter what I do]!
Jack: No, mom! Don't mess up my smokestack!
Jack: Oooof (followed by a big crash)
Me: Are you okay?
Jack: (holding his foot) Oh mom, I think I hurt my wheel!
Jack: WOOOO WOOOOO!!!!
Me: Excuse me, Steam Train, but we are in Target and you need to be a little bit quieter, please!
Jack: Okay, I will use my inside whistle! Woo Wooooo!!!
Jack (observing a little girl letting go of her daddy's hand and running, with the daddy chasing her): Oh no! Her car got uncoupled!
Me: Jack, you need to go back in your bed now, please!
Jack: Mom, you mean I need to go back in my roundhouse!
Me: Jackson, I need you to stand right there and DO NOT move!
Jack: But mom, a train has got to chug!
Me: Jack, did you know that you're my favorite big boy in the whole world?!
Jack: Mom, you mean I'm your favorite big train in the whole world!
Me: Jack, can you put this with the dirty clothes, please?
Jack: (blank stare)
Me: Jackson, will you PLEASE put this with the dirty clothes?
Jack: (blank stare)
Me: Jack the Steam Train, will you please put this in the dirty clothes?
Jack: Okay, I will chug this right on over there!
Jack (blocking my path with a lightsaber): Ding Ding Ding Ding!
Me: Jack, please move the lightsaber so that I can go by.
Jack: No mom, it's not a lightsaber. It's a railroad crossing arm! There is a train going by and you have to wait for it to pass! You have to be safe!
Me: Jackson-Train, will you please put your arms inside your sleeves so that I we can get going?
Jack: Mom, these are not my arms. These are my drive sticks, remember?
(Walking at the store, Jack the Steam Train's chugs get slower and slower until he finally lets out a lot of steam and stops moving)
Me: Jack, come on we have to get going!
Jack: Mom, I can't! My water tank is empty! I can't make steam!
Me: Okay Jack, it's time to go!
Jack: All right! Let's hit the rails!
I adore my little Jack-Train ;)