Which in a odd way ties in to today's outing. There are two skills that I perceive that Matthew seems to have. Since I don't have any other experience with children, I don't know if Matthew excels at them or he's just normal. One is music; he just seems to have a great recall for the melody of a song, and he'll even create his own lyrics to common children's songs. The second is a mechanical ability. He's watched me assemble household items and can put things together himself if their simple, and he loves cars, trucks, trains, his pedal wagon, his bicycle. He's always asking to drive my car, and I've put him behind the wheel with the car in park, and he plays with the steering wheel, the windshield wipers, the blinkers, the power windows. He's fascinated by the mechanical devices.
Today they had a "Touch A Truck" day at the local ball field. It was an collection of real trucks, and children were able to climb in, sit at the driver's seat, and play with the various trucks. They had them all: steamrollers, garbage truck, cement mixer, fire engine, ambulance, dump truck, police van, backhoe, and so on. There must have been one version of every kind of truck. Well Matthew was in seventh heaven. He loved every single second of it. I think we have a budding mechanical engineer here. He could not get enough. Let me share some pictures.
Here he is in a backhoe with a plastic hard hat.
I don't know which truck this is, perhaps the dump truck, but he's certainly trying to do something...lol.
He really enjoyed the cement mixer. It had an air horn and it was really loud.
Inside a military truck.
And finally he's really trying to start this antique delivery truck.
He's my little boy!