I would not change our family dynamic for the world but it feels really good to finally be able to spend some alone time with our youngest.
Since he’s our last child he has been hit with a lot of hand-me-downs and toys are usually discarded by his siblings before they make their way to him, but we’ve been trying to change that.
Little Adventures, Big Fun
With our newfound alone time our preferred method of bonding is play. There is nothing like bringing out a new play-set to watch his eyes light up and this week we surprised him with the Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster™ Scrapyard Escape Set. He kept repeating ‘choo-choo’ until we finally gave in and let him have fun.
Every time I think of Thomas the soundtrack automatically starts playing in my head. My oldest was around the same age as my youngest is now when he really started to ask for Thomas by name. Back then we waited for it to come on but mornings were spent learning life lessons while watching Thomas, Percy, Gordon and Emily solve problems together.
Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster™ Scrapyard Escape Set
When I first saw the set I was scared that it would either a) be hard to put together or b) break fast ; neither turned out to be true.
Pulling inspiration from the Thomas & Friends™ Journey Beyond Sodor DVD (sold separately and subject to availability) this set comes with a motorized Thomas, cargo car, two cargo pieces, and full track layout with exciting cable bridge crossing, Steelworks shack, and cargo holder.
My son and I had the set put together and 2 AAA batteries installed in Thomas in 15 minutes and once his ‘choo-choo’ started to roll on the motorized railway he couldn’t control his shrieks of excitement.
I am already searching Walmart, Toys “R” Us and Amazon.ca for more of the TrackMaster™ train sets and expansion packs so that he can grow his ‘choo-choo’ tracks and continue living out his Thomas stories through imaginative train play. Plus it helps me get a few minutes of work done here or there and I will never say no to that.