Thursday, October 16, 2008

Little Boys and Their Toys




Today I am thankful for little boys and their toys. In a blink of an eye, they are grown men, never to play with their toys again.

My eighteen year old son, Logan, decided to clean his room. I don't mean dusting and vacuuming, though that was done also. He decided that it's time to get rid of things that have taken residency in his room for years. Like dusty lego's . . .



And building blocks . . .





Remote control cars . . .






Fire trucks . . .


And the dancing Homer Simpson Santa he just had to have . . .



These were all part of a little boy growing up.


He gave me a multitude of happy memories . . .


That I will cherish forever . . .


And while it is so nice to see Logan become a man . . .



The years of watching that little boy learn about life have been some of the best years of my life. And while little boys and their toys fill your life with such cheer . . . the day will surely come, when playing with those toys is done . . .

And I will be forever thankful for being blessed with Logan, my wonderful son.

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19 comments:

Rhondi said...

Hi Joyce
Thanks for bringing back lots of wonderful memories of when my boys were little and they had legs and remore control cars. They are all grown up now, 2 are married. I amthankful for my sons, and our daughter too.
Hugs, Rhondi

Jo, a retired teacher said...

I understand completely! I love going back and waxing nostalgic in my many photo albums, even as I thoroughly enjoy my grandchildren.

Mother Nature's Garden said...

I can see you cherish the moments and are blessed to have a grown handsome son.
Donna

Connie said...

I think the perfect age for boys is 8 or 9, honey. They love to just play by themselves and go out in the hills and find "creatures" to bring home and scare MOM to death with!! Just loved my son at that age
Smooches,
Connie

rachel said...

aw, this post is so sweet. and you added more pictures than i thought!! this is one of my favorite posts! you definately have to show logan this. farwell jolly good toys..

myaliasgigi said...

What a beautiful tribute to Logan.
He is blessed to have a mom like you, and he will realize that and maybe he does now but if not believe me he will.

hip chick said...

oh that is so sweet. I know how you feel as I too have an 18 year old son. I also have 2 20 year old daughters, a 17 year old daughter and a 15 year old daughter. It is bittersweet to watch them grow.
It reminds me of something I read years and years ago..."yes, it hurts when buds burst, there is pain when something grows..."

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, it's so true, before we know it they are all grown up. My seventeen year old daughter just decorated outside for Halloween...it certainly wasn't my taste. But you know, I said to my husband, this might be the last Halloween that she decorates. I just love them being young...I just wish I could freeze time. Happy Thankful Thursday, Karen

Patricia said...

Hi Joyce, thanks for stopping by my blog. Our children grow up so quickly. It wasn't long after my youngest child/son left for the Air Force that I went to his closet, took two or three pair of his shoes the den and dropped them in the middle of the floor, and life seemed right again!

I hope you have a place to keep his little boy toys because one day you will be needing them again for when your future grand kids arrive. Then your "big boy" will be playing with his "little boy" toys again - I know that for a fact. It is all one big circle.

Your dishes are lovely, and a really good buy. We don't have any of those stores around here.

Take care, Patricia

Nora said...

Thank you for your message on my blog.. I apprieciate that.
I LOVE what you had to say here.
Logan is lucky to have a Mom like you. It warms your heart to see all the wee toys he played with..
Lovely !!

Whitney said...

omg THIS IS YOUR BEST POST EVER....I just about cried :(..you are such a great writer and I love how the pictures go with the story! Logan and I have grown up so fast and I am sure it was hard for you to see his old toys go...but it brought back some good memories for you and I am sure it was fun to look back! Logan turned out to great and I think it is because he had an awesome mother...so feel free to take credit! I feel like you are my second mother so I guess you can take credit for part of me too..lol! Luv ya soo much!

Mare said...

You brought back many memories for me. I have one son [29]and I remember the legos, matchbox cars, GI Joe puzzles that we put together and then glued together and shrink wrapped, books that we read, etc. Thanks for my trip down memory lane. They sure do grow up fast!

Victoria Lynn said...

Dear Joyce,
This was really a sweet story that tugged at my heartstrings! Bless you!
Hugs,
Victoria Lynn
PS: I think there is a HUGE box of Barbies in my garage left over from my recent move, oh yeah, and My Little Ponies too! :) And Rachel's 22 now.

Kay said...

This is such a beautiful post, Joyce. Logan is lucky to have a mom who loves him and cherishes him.

Deb said...

Hi Joyce
What a great Thankful Thursday post. My son also loved Lego and remote control cars. Such great memories!
Thank you also for your kind comment re: Ben. I am sorry that you experienced the same with your Maxine.

Sandy's Notes said...

I'm going through this too, although my boys are little older. It's so sad but so nice to see the kids getting older. What a wonderful post.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Joyce!
What a wonderful post! It's amazing how fast they grow up. My baby is 27 now and he is so amazing. Both my boys are such blessings to me. But I can still see them with their toys too. How time flies!
Hugs, Sherry

JeannieTheDreamer said...

Hello Joyce, Happy T-Th! Oh wow, how fast time flies. What a beautiful post.

Chris said...

Joyce, what a sweet post! The photo of the "tie-tying" instruction is precious!

Have a wonderful Thursday! Chris