Thomas has taken over. I know there are lots of you out there who are all “I hate licensed character products,” “I only buy educational, wooden toys for my kids,” and “I only buy lead-free toys for my little darlings.” Yeah, I used to say those things, too. But Thomas! Oh Thomas! He’s chugged right into Carson’s heart and mind. Peep, peep!
I don’t know how, but he can name every single train. Somehow he even knows all of their numbers and gets quite exasperated when I mix up Percy and Henry or Edward and Thomas. Carson has very specific ideas of which trains he’d like to receive for Christmas from Santa. So far he already has Thomas and Henry. We spend hours each day, looking at this sheet of paper that came with one of his toys that has all of the Thomas characters on it.
There are still? only? 47 shopping days left before Christmas. Emails have already been flying between myself and the grandparents regarding which kind of Thomas toys to buy (NOT! wooden, NOT! Trackmaster, only the TAKE-ALONGS! the TAKE-ALONGS for heaven’s sake!). I’ve perused Amazon, E-bay, and numerous other toy websites, searching for the best prices on these coveted toys.
I want him to have the best Christmas evah! And if licensed character toys are what he wants, then licensed character toys are what he’ll get.
Mommy, Mommy! Look! James!
Emily! Murdoch! No Troublesome Trucks, no Troublesome Trucks, Mommy!
How could I say “no” to a boy who obviously gets such joy from Thomas?
What licensed characters are you buying your kids for Christmas?
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