At 20 months old, The Wee One has just discovered that he can communicate and generally gets what he asks for. Let me be clear, he isn't actually talking but the 'naa naa' sounds and pointing and pulling you by the hand in the direction of what he wants, is getting clearer.
One of this weeks obsessions is Fireman Sam which we have on DVD and we also have Jupiter Fire Appliance and a Fireman Sam poseable figure. These belonged to the Big One who at 7 has willingly handed them down, skipping the Princess who favoured 'In The Night Garden'.
The other obsession this week is Thomas the Tank Engine which fits very neatly into Tara's prompt for this weeks Gallery, the letter T.
The Big One was a Thomas freak! I once spent an entire weekend fashioning a cardboard box and a crate of poster paints into a Thomas The Tank Engine dress-up outfit. I was very proud of it actually until half the blue paint flaked off all over the house. My very poor photo filing skills are evidenced by the lack of a photo of the afore mentioned awesome costume so instead I present to you The Big One and the REAL Thomas at the Nene Valley Railway.
(No that face hasn't just been stuck onto a any old
steam engine. That is THE Thomas as would be suggested by The Big One's
He had an awesome day, with a momento toy train that suffered paint damage within 10 minutes of being opened. However the Wee One is oblivious to the paint damage and loves nothing more than pushing good old Thomas around and around and around. Oh and bashing the Thomas DVD case on the TV screen repeatedly until his insistent 'NAA NAA' is understood.
Thank you Thomas for giving pleasure to our 2 happy boys and please give a little 'toot toot' to the Big One who's birthday it is today x