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October 20, 2021


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For me, childhood was all about Legos. My daughters don't share the same enthusiasm. They did however, pick up on my love of reading so I guess it isn't a total loss.


You gave me a chuckle here Margaret, you're being hard on yourself but yes--I like "boy grandma"! When I was 5-6 my grandma got me this giant "Esso" gasoline truck, I still think about that thing! Anyway, I can't tell what's going on in that last photo, but it's Ziggy so it must be fun :^)


That looks like a nice campus, or at least that one building looks good.

Joanne Noragon

I know a young mother with two sons. One is an artist, the other a digger fan. He knows the name and function of every piece of equipment he sees, and actually owns many in miniature. I believe his grandfather trained him. And his father.

Marie K

Caterpillar is just a brand name so it could've been! Boys are so much fun.


Boys really do share a certain DNA don't they? Construction equipment, cars and trucks, Monster trucks, airplanes, trains, dinosaurs and reptiles, and BUGS. It's a given.

I can't get over the blue skies! It has been so very much dreary here at home.


Kids and trucks, so cute. There's a little boy in the neighborhood here who stands on the street corner with his dad and watches the garbage trucks and waves as they make their rounds. It is the sweetest thing to see. You picked a good time to visit the east coast - we've had a stretch of nice days.


Looks lovely out there and hope the weather continues to cooperate. Sorry about the hair. That is why I wear a hat but I don't know if that is an option. Maybe you can purchase an awesome traveling wig? Maybe I should do that for myself.
Kyle and I watched a lot of big machine construction videos when he was little. Lots of fun.

Pam Donaldson

Yup, been there with the big construction vehicles. Now it's trains, buses etc - even more thrilling...


I think cars and trucks really are in boys' DNA too. My grandsons are BIG into all manner of vehicles, dinosaurs, dragons. Granted, my granddaughter never cared for dolls. It was only stuffed animals for her.


If only I still lived in Wyoming, your kids could have stopped by on their way back to New York and little dude could have seen some REALLY big diggers. I remember enjoying hotwheels and tonka trucks but I guess I was a little stereotypical and into dolls as a little girl. And books. Lots and lots of books.

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