The five year old, Q, was just as excited. He remembered several of the toys in the box. As he went through the box he was showing his brother each item and telling him about it. Of course, he didn't remember many of the items, but he shared that it was his when he was a baby and now was the baby's.
As Q pulled out the last item it brought tears to my eyes. It was a stackable box set that my dad bought for Q and loved to play with. One of my favorite pictures of Q and my dad is of the two of them playing with the boxes. They spent hours on the floor dad stacking the boxes, Q knocking them over, and both of them laughing. This is a story that Q has heard several times and he tells it like he remembers. Q only had a short 18 months with his PopPop, but he they were a great fun filled 18 months.
Not only was I happy to find the box, but to come across the memories held in the box.
|Q and PopPop playing with the boxes|
|Q playing with the boxes|