His first T ride.
I’m not sure how we lived in this city for six months with a vehicle obsessed toddler and DIDN’T take him on the T.
Last Saturday, after naps, we bundled the kids up for a simple adventure. We only had about two hours of daylight and nothing on the agenda other than riding the train.
At first I’d planned a big outing down to Fanieul hall but, sometimes, the best adventures are the ones that actually happen… and often, low expectations lead to great adventures 🙂
We walked across the river to central square and waited for Ben to buy tickets for the red line. We could have just sat on the train for an hour or two but we got out at Boston Commons and let the kids play on the playground in the 50 degree weather for 20 minutes. We capped it off with a donut from Dunkin’s before getting back on the train and riding home.
A few things I don’t want to forget about that day:
- Lincoln’s wide eyes on the platform and his grin as the train started moving.
- When we got off, he kept asking, “But are we going on ANOTHER train?”
- He had no problem leaving the playground after 20 minutes to go get back on another train.
- Adelaide kept trying to stand on her own, without my help, on the moving train. I’d catch her between my legs and she’d giggle as she nearly fell over.
- A kind man offered me his seat and I showed Adelaide the city zipping past.
- We saw snowflake lights in central square on our way home and Lincoln thought they were “so beautiful.”
Things I’d be okay forgetting:
- The putrid smell inside the tiny elevator to get from the red line to the green line at Boston Commons
and more pictures:
^ben buying tickets
^not quite sure what to expect
^anticipating the first train
^I’m not sure if the video will load – and the background noise is awful – but if you can hear the excitement in his voice you’ll know why I included it 🙂
^if I put her in the back she’s always trying to touch the wheels
^Oh, hey Boston
^sibling love at Boston Commons
^we didn’t venture over to skate
^for treats and another train ride he’ll happily ditch the park for the stroller