I've learned that when you're a parent, you're automatically in the business of making memories for your small people. My Sean has always been enamored with trains, and as such, last Sunday we booked tickets to take our set of small people for a day trip aboard a 1930's diesel engine from Canberra, ACT to Bungendore, NSW.
We clattered slowly along, and the children marveled at every little thing inside the cabin, the wooden interior, the leather seats, and most importantly their ride up front with the engine driver!
Jamie and I sat together, held hands, chatted about this and that, enjoyed the views, and made some of our own memories...
We had lunch in the country town, ate French food, then hurried back for our return journey...
And when we returned to Canberra station, I had Sean stand next to the train and pose for the camera... because he looked so cute in his cotton shirt and navy shorts!
And because I sort of hoped he would have a memory of this day always, along with the picture on the wall in his house when he was an old man.