And boys love their toys. There are no dainty tea cups or baby dolls here. Instead we have wall to wall trucks and trains and building blocks and baseballs and plastic dinosaurs and picture books about monsters and pirates. Little Guy (our three year old) is especially enamored of trains. He eats, sleeps and breathes trains. We (of course) have a Thomas collection, and he has GeoTrax and other little miscellaneous train sets. He plays with them all. Even Baby Boy likes trains. Now that he's mobile, he can't help himself. If we put him down for even a minute, he crawls right over to the Thomas table and tries to pull himself up. He's not quite able to get all the way up yet, and that's probably a good thing. Little Guy isn't quite ready to share his beloved trains.
Toy trains aren't the only ones around here. Something else that our Little Guy is obsessed with are train videos. I'm not referring to Thomas the Train (though he loves those), but I mean videos that are nothing but action footage of actual freight trains. You might have seen the infomercials...
Whoever thought of this concept is GENIUS! They are probably rolling in the big bucks too, because I can't imagine ours is the only little boy who loves watching. These are Little Guy's go-to nap time video and also what he gets to watch for a little bit before bedtime or really any time at all. There's very little (if any) dialogue in these. There's just clip after clip of trains (on mountains, on bridges, through the snow, in the rain etc) set to low-key music. Oh, and when we bought the two DVD set (Lots and Lots of Trains) it came with a bonus CD soundtrack. Guess what we listen to every morning in the car on the way to school? Yes, that's right.
|We don't own this one, but it (and the other one below)|
are regular favorites from our local library.
I love my boys, and their silly train videos too!