|He's actually kinda terrifying.|
One of the coolest things about my 4-year-old nephew, which I suppose is something that applies to all children, is his unwavering devotion to the things he loves. Namely, Cars 2 and Thomas the Tank Engine.
Especially Thomas, though. The engines that work and reside at the Island of Sodor are like crack to the kid. He simply can't get enough.
If you are my nephew, then you are able to tell them apart in an instant, as if they are as different as mommy and daddy. If he were blindfolded, I'd imagine that he would still be able to identify them by touch or even by their scent.
"Uncle Mike, can we watch Blue Mountain Mystery?!" my nephew asked in a tone of pure excitement that suggested he would die if the answer was somehow "No." Blue Mountain Mystery, I would come to learn, was his new favorite Thomas movie -- a tale of secrecy, deception, and intrigue.
|"Blue Mountain Mystery"|
"Look," he said, nudging me and pointing to the television. "Luke is going to push that engine into the sea."