Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Power of Souvenirs

Some of our faithful readers may recall a time, before this blog began, when the Steingruebls visited in London. The big kids remember the trip, and now it appears that Elise does too!

This morning, Elise was reading The Economist over breakfast and came to a picture of the Eiffel Tower. We talked about that for awhile, and then Mommy hauled out our (somewhat mangled) little statue of Big Ben that we bought in London.

Elise immediately kissed and hugged Big Ben. Then, she took him for a ride of the “Tube Tain.”
“It’s a little bumpy, but you can sit on my lap Big Ben and it will not be scary.”
“Bumpity bump bump. That was the best ride eeeeeever! Now you can ride on the Tube Tain, Big Ben!”

We repeated this scene over and over, complete with cradling Big Ben in small arms.

Lesson to big people: vactions and adventures ~do~ matter!

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