Being Micah

February 6, 2010

Riding Thomas Tank Engine

Filed under: mum writes — micahchan @ 12:36 am

Mum writes:

On a recent visit to Old Orchard Mall, we found out that a set of train on tracks have been set up in the food court for rides! There was no mention of it being Thomas the tank engine, but the color and design of the train speak to every Thomas & friends fan that it’s unmistakably Thomas! Micah was so excited, asked to get closer to his favorite tank engine but the tracks were not operating on that day. I took a picture of him with the train and promised we will be back!

We were able to make it to the mall the very next day the tracks were open again (that was four days later)! We were out running errands all morning, and by the time we got to the mall, it was past 1pm – when most kids Micah’s age should be home taking their afternoon nap. (We have a different family schedule, I know). The man at the tracks was happy to operate the machines even though he had just one customer! I wasn’t sure if Micah would be willing to get on the train all by himself. Turned out that the boy had no inhibition whatsoever. Got on readily and rode around the tracks 7 times! Knowing how much this means to him, I ran around the tracks and captured some pictures for him (and for you!). Micah sat so quietly – completely mesmerized, and let the train took him round and round. Not quite the kind of reaction I had expected.

After he got off the ride, Micah happily said goodbye to Thomas and added, “see you another day”! That was a huge relief for me – that he kept his promise to be compliant on the way out! The tracks are probably going to be there just for a season. We hope to be back for a couple more rides while it lasts!

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