Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Little boys and big trains

Little boys the world over seem fascinated with planes, trains, and automobiles. This is no less the case in Germany. Jeff and I watched the cutest little boy on the S-Bahn platform with his father the other day. He couldn't have been more than two or three years old, but he was so small and earnest with stocky little legs and big wide eyes. He got right up to the edge of the station and bent over at the waist so he could see down the track. As soon as the train could be seen in the distance, he said very eagerly (in clear German) “Hier kommt die S-Bahn! Hier kommt die S-Bahn!”. The father and Jeff and I got a real kick out of his excitement for such a regular, everyday occurrence.

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