Amazingly, I remember the day "Curious George" debuted in September 2006. We were in Minnesota for a friend's wedding and had stayed a couple extra days before flying home. Michael was a few months shy of 3; Ben was 3 1/2 months old. After a long, fun day and made our way back to the hotel at around 5 p.m. and looked for something for Michael to watch, discovering the local PBS station and this new animated series based on a beloved children's book. We had seen the movie version of "Curious George," but this was different. Michael generally liked it, but as Ben grew older, he was the bigger fan of the show. We probably own a few of the DVDs, and if I had to guess, Ben probably only stopped watching it a few years ago.
I'll say it here: I miss "Curious George." The character on the TV show was the perfect metaphor for Ben. I'm finding myself missing many of the things from the boys' early youth that they have simply outgrown. Here are 10 more of those things that make me feel wistful for the past that concluded before I even realized what was happening:
1. Sandra Boynton books
2. Wooden Thomas the Tank Engine Trains
|These aren't our trains. I'm sure we have more.|
3. Baby Einstein's Shakespeare the Dragon
4. Word World
7. The B.O.B double jogging stroller
8. Baby swings
9. Laird Park (probably the park we spent the most time at when the boys were toddlers/preschoolers)
10. Lego Star Wars
I'm sure there will be a sequel to this post ...