Garbage Trucks!

Darus loves garbage trucks.  I imagine it has something to do with their size and the noise they make.  Every Monday morning he gets very excited when we remind him it’s garbage day.  No matter where he is or what he’s doing, when he hears the hum of the garbage truck approaching our street, he will run to a window.  I typically try to have everything ready for us to leave for the day so that we can go outside and watch the truck go all around our cul-de-sac.  His little heart often feels like it’s going to beat out of his chest and his feet couldn’t be happier! 

The County of Los Angeles has Sanitation Open House days at all 6 of their locations/storage yards.  We hit the first of the season today.  It was like garbage nirvana for Darus.  He was so impeccably well behaved!  He held Daddy’s hand nearly the entire time.  When it came time to wait in line to go into the trucks, he waited perfectly!  Last year, when we took him, he was a bit timid and afraid of being so close to the trucks and when it was his turn to sit it one, he cried and didn’t want to do it.  Jonas had to climb in first and then I put him on his lamp.  This year was different.  Darus watched as the children in front of him each took their turn, and when it was his turn, he proudly climbed up into the truck.  It was really neat to see his progress!

One down, five to go!