Unless you are already a parent, or have young nieces and/or nephews, or you work at a daycare, or you are a lonely dude living in his parents' basement who likes to play with trains that are aimed at toddlers, you may not know that wooden Thomas toys are quite spendy. If you were to go to your favorite store, looking to buy a single Thomas-themed wooden train, it would cost somewhere between $12 and $25. And that's just for one train. If you wanted a set that included one or two trains, enough tracks to make an oval or a figure-8, and a building or two, it would cost around $60. These are some expensive toys!
Luckily, the Wife and I are old pros when it comes to finding deals. Over the past few years we have made some significant purchases, while spending only a small fortune instead of our life savings, so we now have hundreds, if not billions, of track pieces, and at least 40 trains for our kids to play with. And, thankfully, they actually play with them.
The thing is, as much as the kids like to play with their Thomas trains, I think maybe I like to play with them more. I like to set up intricate track layouts, and I get a little annoyed when the kids change them. "The Boy is messing up my layout!!", I think to myself.
|I may have finally gone off the deep end with this photo montage...|
So far, I've been able to control myself, and haven't actually purchased any of the aforementioned trains and tracks that I have ogled on the internet. If I did, I think the Wife may kick me out of the house. My main goal when I wake up every morning is to not do anything that will make the Wife kick me out of the house. But, if she ever does, at least I know there's always room for me and my trains in my parents' basement.