Simon's love of trucks is holding strong
He can easily say the word "truck", but he still chooses the call them "beeps" or "beep beeps" because of the noise they make when going in reverse. He absolutely loves all of the construction that has been happening in our neighborhood because he can see trucks everyday. I honestly don't know what we are going to do when it is over.
When we drive in the car he is always looking out the window looking for trucks. From the back seat of the car, we'll hear him say "beep" as a truck passes by.
He even got his own hard hat
Sometimes he wears the hard hat when we go to visit the construction sites. He will also bring toy trucks with him and show them to the construction workers. He always gets a lot of attention from the workers and we have had three of them tell Simon to stay in school and go to college. Simon's Mom and Dad both agree!
Simon's favorite book in the world is aptly named "The Truck Book". Of course to Simon it is simply called "Beep" or "The beep". It was sent by his Grandma Lin from Hawaii. It first belonged to Simon's Dad and she held onto it for over 30 years. The pages were so old and worn that I had to cover them with plastic tape so that it didn't fall apart while Simon played with it. The title of the book tells you all you need to know. It is a book with pictures of trucks and a few descriptions of what the trucks do. There are a few pages with dogs on them too and Simon goes crazy for those. His two biggest loves in life are trucks and dogs. Having his worlds combine blows his mind. We read it to him many (I repeat: MANY) times per day. Simon will also hand it to anyone new who comes in the house so they will read it to him too. I'm sure someday he will be sick of the book, but that day does not seem to be coming anytime soon.
Here he is mesmerized by the book read by Daddy on the first day we got it back in August
I can honestly say that growing up in a house of four girls, I did not have much exposure to trucks. I never thought I would know so much or care so much about pay-loaders, excavators, grapple skidders, front end loaders etc. I never even knew some of those names a few months ago. But, whatever our little man loves, we love too.
Full Disclosure: Simon was not actually driving any of the trucks pictured above (in fact it probably was not even legal for us to sneak on for the photos). Oh well, he loved it!