Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Missing Mater




Jed took Hazey to watch Peter Pan on stage at BYU tonight, so the boys and I had some time together. After trying to teach the boys how to play Speed on our Little Tykes hoop, and resorting to PIG when it became clear it wasn't to be understood, we tried to come up with some other options. The board games weren't interesting tonight and the wii was off-limits, so Parley chose, "maybe cars or something."

Since Mario has taken over Parley's mind, Lightning and friends have taken a backseat. So at the mere mention of cars, I jumped at the chance to bring them back to life. Something about Toy Story and those poor neglected toys rings true to my heart. I grabbed Mater and brought out my totally awesome accent. Julian, playing a small Lightning, talked to Mater, but Pars drove his Lightning remote control car around the carpet and occasionally came back to see what we were doing.

I looked at that boy, all grown up, and busy with friends and preschool and realized that my cars days are over. I spent more hours than I know running away from tractors and ghostlights and racing in Piston cups. It was exhausting, and some days I'd try to convince him to do a puzzle instead. But I love those cars. I really, really love them. And even though I know new things will come along for me to enjoy with Parley, I don't think there'll ever be anything like Lightning and Mater--best friends forever.

12 comments:

Teachinfourth said...

This was, most definitely, a Toy Story III worthy post, J. I hope you have the opportunity to create many more new memories and connections in the future to new and exciting things.

Could I recommend a new set of superheroes?

http://teachinfourth.blogspot.com/2008/03/i-know.html

Yeah, you're welcome.

Tiffany said...

We love Cars too (but who doesn't?)! Hailey, for one of her birthdays, had a Cars party. I thought it was kind of funny but that's what she wanted! We made a big race track in our dining room. It was super fun!

jed said...

i hate mario.

Nicole said...
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Nicole said...

Mario has taken over our house as well. My boys are older though. It made me smile that Jed took Hazel to see Peter Pan at BYU. I went to so many plays there with my dad. It brought back very sweet memories. Thanks for that.

jayniemoon said...

Jason, if I could get action figures like those superheroes, I might actually have found a legitimate replacement for cars. Thanks for the smile!

Tiffany, I always knew Hailey was something special!

Nicole, I miss you and your dad. I love hearing stories about the things you did and watched with your cute parents. Thanks for sharing with us.

Zach and Codi said...

It's so crazy how quickly they "grow up". The other day Xander called me Mom instead of Mommy and I thought I was going to cry. Thankfully, I'm back to being mommy but I got nervous for a while there.

Shana said...

:)

Camille said...

Mario dominates at my house Much more than I like to admit. I should have the Wii off-limits but I don't have that kind of will power. Kudos to you, Jayne!!

Nancy Wells said...

I don't know how I would ever give up playing Cars with a mom like you. It makes me so happy to watch that video of you guys playing. Miss you guys

Anonymous said...

I miss those days walking to school with you and your dad Nicole!!!Where are those days??? I can't believe you and Jayne are now the ones with little ones in your homes to walk to school and go to plays and play cars with! In many ways it seems like just yesterday that I walked with you girls to Wasatch!! I miss you and your sweet mom and dad too.

Anonymous said...

What sweet posts you've made with your boys Jaynie! They are so so cute. I just love them and you!