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Let Him Love Thomas

Let Him Love Thomas Sophistishe mommy blog Jayden, like many boys his age, has a true love for Thomas & Friends. There’s nothing to date that he is more devoted to than those cheeky trains. I realize that Thomas is “the cheeky one”, but they all are cheeky to me :).

I can not remember how the infatuation all began. He was two. One episode of Thomas & Friends led to another, then DVDs and PJs were purchased, a train set, trains, outfits, and accessories. He began correctly identifying every train and character from the series even the trains that are very similar. I realized that he was head over heels, but I didn’t want our home to become filled to the brim with Thomas & Friends toys and accessories mainly because I have this thing about characters. Having too many of them in our possession at once. Characters that may not necessarily influence our purchasing decisions, but may certainly serve as a deterrent to our toddler when we have our hearts set on what’s practical. Characters that would get in the way of the mature swagger I wanted my little guy to have.

Let Him Love Thomas Sophistishe mommy blog

When it comes to parenting, I tend to over think things, but I try to seek a medium that works for us. I usually end up making adjustments elsewhere to compensate for the situations in which I am more lax about. I try to craft our perfect. Continue reading on the Mega Bloks Family Club →


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Hair braiding is not my forte.

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6/12/11: Spontaneous Surprises

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