Saturday, June 6, 2009

Teddy has discovered Thomas the Tank Engine

Teddy has discovered Thomas the Tank Engine

Somewhere near the age of 2, all of my children have discovered a favorite tv show or movie or video. IT becomes essential to their happiness, and in some cases borders on obsession. Generally, it wanes not long after they turn 2, but for about a 6 month period, it can get a little obnoxious :)

For Ella, it was Blue's Clues. She wanted to watch it first thing upon waking, she prayed for the characters when she said her prayers at night, she would have wanted an intravenous hookup of Blue's Clues if it had been available! She continued enjoying the show for several years, but her passion for it in that way was shortlived.

For Maddie, it was The Wiggles. We happened to have two televisions at the time, and it worked out well for her since she wanted ALL Wiggles ALL the time! We had Wiggles CDs in the car and played two songs over and over and over. Thankfully, she grew out of that rather quickly, and the Wiggles left the radar before she was 2 1/2.

For Annelise, it was and is The Little Einsteins!! She is their number one fan. Still. At 3 1/2! She has a rocket toy with all four team members, she has sheets and pillowcases and a bedspread, she has pajamas and shirts and a Leo doll and a conductor wand that lights up and plays music, she has several matching and bingo and card games.. bless her. She has a real thing for Leo, the redheaded leader of the Little Einsteins. I even made a Rocket cake for her third birthday! She likes Dora and she likes Diego, she can enjoy The Wonder Pets and The Backyardigans. But she LOVES those Little Einsteins.

It has just been in the last few weeks that Teddy has started bringing me a video case for Thomas and saying "beep beep!", and I bought a few Thomas books at Barnes and Noble this past week. It just brings him such joy. He is so excited, he gets a look of wonder and awe and glee on his face, just in the anticipation of reading the books or watching the shows. He made his first attempt at saying Thomas yesterday, and it came out "Tah-pas". He also likes Gordon. I goess I need to research about train sets in case this turns out to be His Big Thing and I can prepare for his birthday and Christmas. I love Craigslist, and sure hope we can get a train table and set for him that is more affordable than not. Annelise will have a great time with the train set too, she enjoys playing at train tables when we see them.

Have your children had a deep and abiding love for any movies or tv shows like this? I would love to hear about them!!!


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