August 12, 2006

A day out with Thomas

Today Thomas the Tank Engine was in Waterbury, CT for another weekend of excitement. When my son was little he loved dinosaurs. Everything revolved around dinosaurs. We use to go to the Peabody Museum all the time so he could see the dinosaurs in the great hall.

When W came along, Thomas the Tank Engine was in Waterbury for a weekend. Hubby and I knew nothing of Thomas but it was a nice day so we took our 17 month old sweetie over to library park. Little did we know .......

Thomas appear to be a cute make believe story about an engine on an island. He has make believe friends and goes on make believe adventures. The truth is Thomas is a method of sucking money out of the wallets of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and anyone else who happens to come in contact with him.

So here we are 2 yrs later and we're visiting with Thomas again. W 3 1/2 yrs old has his Thomas buddy, N 20 months old, to show around in the world of Thomas. In those 2 yrs we have bought about 100 train cars, 5 sets of tracks, buildings, accessories, shirts, shoes, sandals, cups, dishes, tooth brushes, DVDs, blankets, tattoos, balloons, birthday parties with Thomas themes, and hours upon hours of play.

You know you're totally in love with someone when you'll take money away from yarn to purchase yet another Thomas engine.


Knittymama said...

Oh, we were just at a Thomas event last Wednesday, holy cow! Between tickets, a new engine, and lunch we dropped $100. But my little guy loved it:-)

Although it was kind of sad when he went running up to see Thomas and said, "Mommy, why isn't he talking to me?" I felt so bad for him!

tonni said...

Hopefully one of these days we'll see how much fun it is to be grandparents! Isn't it fun to spoil them?

Karen said...

Dora is who sucks the money out of my wallet, as I have a granddaughter. :) That's ok though, because she is so worth it.!

Sprite said...

But, isn't it half the fun in spoiling them and watcing their little eyes light up with new adventures? I'm such a softy when it comes to spoiling kids... be they the children of my heart or someone elses.