Sunday, January 30, 2011

What is your favorite truck, Ms. Maureen?

We experienced the "dreaded wintry mix" this past week, here in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. What a nightmare! Our old neighborhood, with its power lines strewn in and amongst large trees, was beaten and bruised by this wet, icy snow. My house was without power for 63 hours - three long, cold, dark nights.

I thought about my preschool families. How were they handling this time with their young families?
No school. No heat. No lights. No sounds.
What a test of family togetherness!

On the last day, the power company finally appeared in our neighborhood. Bryce (age 15) and I were glued to the window, watching their every move.

I realized, he was probably 4 years old when I last watched trucks with him so passionately.

We knew them all.

Trucks, trucks, trucks.
Garbage trucks.
Front loaders.
Concrete mixers.
Dump trucks.
Trucks, trucks, trucks.
Pickup trucks.
Tow trucks.
Trucks, trucks, trucks.
Log carriers.
Street washers.
Moving trucks.
Trucks, trucks, trucks.

But, which truck is the very best of all? Oh, that's easy, now! Thank you, bucket trucks!!

1 comment:

  1. Hahahahaha
    Sometimes humor is so needed when the lights and power go off.
    But, seriously, once again you have found a direct teachable moment in all the madness. Thank you!