Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Confession Time

Gypsy received the Thomas and Friends Sodor Mining Co.for Christmas.

Now we have almost every playset and a good 90% of the trains. Can I just tell you my children benefit from having an OCD mother!

Bookworm knows the trains names, colors and numbers. She knows if they have a tender or not. Which trains appear in each episode. And because of her knowledge, I too know much of this information. The amount of Thomas information I have in my back pocket is useless to most but to my children it is priceless. Daily all three play with the trains and the Island of Sodor.

I have been scoring big time with Craigslist. I have found a lot locally but I have also been searching around the country. I google "craigslist thomas take along" or "craigslist harold helicopter." When I find something I email and ask if they are willing to ship and let me use paypal for shipping and the items. I've had some say no but I have gotten a bunch of stuff this way. In the process of buying large lots I have some double items so my to-do list this week includes listing my "extra" lot on Craigslist.

Some of the trains have been for Easter and Monster's upcoming birthday. But my real confession, I think all the trains and destinations are just as much for me as for my children!

Andi and Brad have been married since 2002. They have five squishers who keep them on their toes. She is a second generation home educator. In her spare time Andi creates and sells handmade goodies in her shop, Andi Gould Designs.

1 comment:

  1. I will be putting this post in my back pocket for the next up coming year :)

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