Ali has a mega-crush on Thomas the Train. As Mom mentioned in her guest blog, all Ali has to do is hear a train, and she sighs and says in the most I’m-a-highschool-girl-talking-about-my-biggest-crush voice, “THOMAS. . . “
She knows about Thomas because we have a couple of Thomas books. We read them quite often. Last week, I thrilled her by buying her Thomas, Annie, and Clarabel trains. She LOVES them and takes them everywhere.
On Saturday, I DVR’ed her first episode of Thomas and Friends from PBS. Since we had a busy weekend, we didn’t get around to watching it for the first time until Monday afternoon. I had not mentioned the TV show to her at all, but she is THIS obsessed with Thomas: I went to get her from her afternoon nap on Monday, and said “I have a surprise for you!!”, to which she immediately responded, “THOMAS!!”. Shocked, I said, “Yes!!! Thomas on TV!”
When I turned it on, she squealed with delight – it is so amazing to see a child discover something that amazes them so much!! She was just overcome with excitement over being able to watch Thomas on TV.
She doesn’t watch too much TV, and usually when she does (Veggie Tales), she sits still for about 30 seconds, then she’s off. But she sat on the couch, with her fingers in her mouth and Thomas, Annie and Clarabel in her lap for 25 minutes of the 30 minute show.
The not-so-wordless Wednesday pics are from her joyful discovery of Thomas on TV.