Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Little Things...

... I never thought I would do in my life. Before having a little boy, that is.

To put it in context, you should know that I have three sisters, no brothers, and although we are probably far from what one would call the sit-in-the-corner-playing-with-dolls type of girls, we're still girls nonetheless.

I also have two daughters. When they were each born, this seemed completely normal and expected to me.

But put everything on hold about 5 years ago when I was expecting our third child. Complete and utter shock when I was informed that the child to come was of the masculine gender. Impossible!

How on earth was I ever going to raise a boy? I knew nothing about them. Nothing! I lived in a world of pink and purple and sparkly things. I painted cupcakes and flowers and polka dots galore. Boys don't like pink and purple and sparkly things. And though they may enjoy eating cupcakes, they certainly don't do polka dots. Boys like racecars and dinosaurs and backhoes. They like trains and loud noises and racing about.

And as I found out yesterday on our little day out together, boys like boat elevators. And I'll very quietly admit, that I found it pretty cool too.

Continuing on our theme of the road less travelled tourism, below are more photos of the Ascenseur Funiculaire du Canal du Centre in Belgium. Currently the biggest boat elevator in the world, it raises and lowers canal boats (péniches) just over 73m or approximately 240 feet.

1 comment:

BellWookie said...

Oh that is cool. He and the monkey could have a grand time!

I am mentally preparing myself for the day I have to take the monkey to a monster truck show. sigh.