Teddy and Pete worked hard this year to get the Lionel O gauge trains around the tree, and have embraced it as theirs. There is indeed a magic to this, and to trains in general. I am proud of how they treat things gently and how engaged they are with a 'real' toy - when trains win out over screen time, something good is happening.
They're doing a great job sharing throttle time, too. What a pleasure!
I cannot help but be excited about what this is building for them for the future. Lately I have seen them 'operating' on their setup in the attic, and even doing some recording with their tablet of the operations complete with commentary. I think that might be a fun thing to dress up and put on YouTube to share some of the joy with the world, as we can all use a bit more of that!
Make time to sit and ponder this season, and may you find some joy in front of you that you can appreciate too!