April 4, 2008

Who needs a priest when you could have a blog instead?

Lord give me strength if Thomas also has a friend named Kelli.



Confession time, Innernets......
It began quite simply. Like many, many little boys throughout the history of little boys, our own little boy loves him a train or two. So last summer, I got Arun a simple 35 piece train. Which he loved. Then, I bought some spare track for me in the dollar section at Target. Then, Mojavi went Goodwill Hunting and found a train table for Arun me. The train table was only $25 and was like new. A veritable steal, Innernets. Then, for Arun's birthday I bought a Melissa and Doug train set for me. Then, for Christmas I bought a mountain tunnel thingie for me . All done now, no?

No. Lordy, no.

Shortly before Easter, I came across a cute little Take Along Thomas Easter Train set and thought "Wow! Arun I would love this and Arun I can take it with us places because it is so tiny." I will buy it for his Easter basket.

Folks, it quickly unraveled from there. What I did not realize was that little train set is actually part of a much BIGGER set. Which led to my downfall.

Before I knew it, I was buying the roundhouse travel thingie, the zoo cars, the George car, an additional track expansion pack and then, the waterfall thingie. I think I have my compulsion in check now, but still - I would be a lying liar lying lyingly if I did not admit that I lust mightily for the Rescue Center and Carnival Adventure sets. .... sigh

The only saving grace is that Arun is not privy to any of this and does not even realize that Target is involved in all this Thomas Madness I have inflicted in his life. I purchase these things only when I am alone, so at least he is not begging for a new train every time we pay our tributes to the Altar of the Red Bullseye of Consumption.


7 comments:

girlfiend said...

As I complain about the boy's obsession I can't help but want to feed into the consumerist Thomas frenzy. While he memorizes the names and faces of all of the engines and vehicles I swoon over the hospital set and mine shaft.

The chicken cars that cluck, the apple orchard cars, and the cookie factory cars will soon be mine.

Jenny said...

Soooo, do you want my Thomas the Train track pieces that are going into the garage sale next month? Because we are over Thomas at my house. You are welcome to a big ol' box of track and extra trains, well loved. :) Also, DVDs? Want some DVDs? Seriously, I am getting rid of all of it.

Tina said...

Yeah, my husband keeps telling me "They DON'T NEED MORE TRAINS!" But I'm the one helping them build train tracks all day!

meno said...

Admitting you have a problem is the first step towards getting help.

:)

Mamma Sarah said...

Oh this sounds like a path we are headed down in the near future if my father has anything to do with it. All he talks about is "Alex needs this truck or this train"...

aibee said...

Daniel is a total Thomas freak.

Fortunately for him, his mother is all about quantity over quality because we don't have room for the snazzier train sets, but we do have room for the SHITLOAD of two buck Thomas and Friends cheapies we've collected from the supermarket pretty much every we go.

And this has been going on for several months now.

Anjali said...

Hilarious! Yes, some of the toys at our house are really about me as well...