Not one of our proudest moments as parents. Carter looks darling sitting in the car doesn't he? But what it isn't showing is the most important moral of this story! If you have a 15 month old who loves trains, wants to do EVERYTHING his older brother does and insists on being a little Dare Devil...let's not choose the car RIGHT behind the Tractor!
Yep, one of the Parent-of-the-Year moments we had last week. Not even thinking, we stuck Carter in front of Evan, which he loved, but right behind the tractor. When the tractor began to roar, Carter completely lost his mind!! Do you blame him? Fortunately the kid that was driving the tractor had enough sense (obviously more than both Carter's parents combined) to keep a close eye on him as soon as he turned the key. He drove one turn and immediately shut down the tractor and waved us over! Because of our view we didn't see him begin to cry!
HORRIBLE isn't even the word I could use to describe the way I felt! After a few moments of crying by me by Carter, and then seeing Evan enjoying himself on the train, he wanted down and join his brother. Not going to happen kid!!
Probably not the smartest decision we have made, probably not the last one either!! But hopefully they won't remember these things when they get older, but maybe we should start a therapy fund just in case :-)!