As part of the New Year’s process, we always read The Little Engine That Could. It’s a good way to begin our conversation about setting goals for the rest of kindergarten. After all, if that little blue engine thinks she can hard enough, what can’t you do? It’s a classic story that most kids have heard before, but they enjoy it all the same.

Today, during the story, after the second engine refused to take the cars with all the toys and treats for the children over the mountain, David, called out, “Oh, come on!”

Clearly he was frustrated at the lack of caring by the trains.

There was another train who wouldn’t help out the broken down engine… after this one, David exclaimed, ‘Really? Come ON!”

As we all know, finally the little blue engine did help and get the cargo over the mountain. As David put it, ‘Finally!’