Toddler Tales (30): Train Ride

Little Dude loves trains. We find them everywhere in Dubai. Whenever we visit a park, we usually take a ride on the mini train (Creek Park and Mushrif Park have wonderful rides). There are also these little trains that run inside malls, I'm not quite sure what they are called, but they are generally small enough for kids, although adults can ride along too.

Well, recently, we were on another mall outing and Little Dude wanted to ride the little train. I usually accompany him on these rides, but this time my husband suggested he ride by himself, and Little Dude was more than willing!

I must say I was a little taken aback! When did my baby become old enough to take a ride on his own? I was worried he'd change his mind once we were out of sight. It wasn't a long route really, just two rounds in the main atrium. But I couldn't let go of my anxiety. I felt like I was sending him off to school or something! Now I know many kids his age (he's almost three) can manage well on their own, but even with his assertions of independence, he's still quite attached to me. That's why I was nervous. But he proved me wrong!

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He not only calmly sat by himself in the train car, he had a great ride, waving to us each time he passed by. Nothing else could have really hit home the point that my little toddler is growing up. And thoughts of preschool still make me nervous, but I know I have to accept what's only a natural part of growing up. Sometimes, our children are ready to grow up faster than we are ready to let them go.

(Toddler Tales are snippets of what I'm learning every day from my little one.)

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Tasneem Rajkotwala said...

Oh you've already let him go on his own in the train. I still join him always when he takes the train ride because I am just too nervous to let him go alone though he now goes to playschool in his school van :(

Caroline said...

Aww that's lovely, I would be so nervous too and I don't think Monkey would be ready for that yet, but who knows? I may be wrong!! Well done little dude! Xx #ssamazingachievements

Tarana said...

I was very nervous, but my husband was confident!

Tarana said...

Thanks Caroline, that's why it was a big moment for me!

Let's Talk Mommy said...

Ahhh so lovely. Way to go buddy! So brave. I bet Buba would love it too. He loves trains. Fab post hunny. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me and for your continual blog support. #sharewithme

Tarana said...

Thank you, he loved it and will definitely ask to go again!

Susanne Remic said...

Ah bless him- he certainly looks very proud of himself! x x

Tarana said...

Thank you, he was!

Jeannette said...

Aww well done to both of you, a big step taken! He does look very happy. Thanks for linking up with #SSAmazingAchievements :)

Tarana said...

Yes, it did seem like a big step, thanks!

Jane Roberts said...

WOW this is a big step, I think you need a pat on the back lol. Love the idea of trains in the shopping mall, a great treat for the kids when shopping. #SSAmazingAchievements

Tarana said...

Yes, it's very common here and lots of fun!

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