Nathan was so excited about being allowed to use an actual saw, he came back to carving this pumpkin three times. We finally had to call a halt when it started to get moldy. I don’t know why I didn’t predict this, of COURSE he was delighted with the tiny saws. There was a small crisis when the little pumpkins we bought turned out to be the thickest-skinned pumpkins in the world, so Jon ran out to the store to get a more manageable one. It ended up be being a rather modern-art collection of rectangles since was more interested in the saws than making a face. He did paint a face on one of the amazingly tough pumpkins, though, which he then declared to be a portrait of me.
At dinner today, out of nowhere, he told me and mom this long intense story about how he found a magic slide which was a tube which took him into the Cars world and at first he was scared and then mommy was there and it was really great and he met all the cars (and he named about 20 or 30 of them). And then he found another slide (or possibly the same slide re-magic-ed) which took him into the Trucktown world and he met Jack Truck and Melvin and Rosie etc etc and then he could come back home but he could go through the magic slide any time.
Then he had a whole plan where all the Trucktown trucks came back through the slide and all come over to our house. When I asked where we’d put them all, he demonstrated where he’d build the garage for them to stay in. I asked if Melvin would be messy, and he assured me that Melvin wouldn’t have any cement, and he only has cement if he needs to fix a garage.
What I especially love about this story is that he stated it by telling us that he’d been thinking about how to get into the Cars world. It seems like something he’s been pondering for a long time.