In the past week Henry has become OBSESSED with trains. We put up the train last week for Christmas and ever since then he has been a choo choo aholic!
He has this plastic Thomas Train that he calls Blue train and he is taking it with him everywhere. Last Sunday, we are in Target and we took him to the train aisle which was probably our first mistake because he wanted everything and we could not get him out of there. Well then we saw this little Green Train (Percy) and we let me him play with it in the store - well we get to check out and this train that is no more then 2" is $7.00 - whoa! So, I run back to the train aisle to see if I can find something else. I ended up getting him the twin Yellow trains (Ben and Bill). These were at least two trains for $10. I thought this was a score!
We head over to lunch and he is playing with his trains doesn't seem to remember me ripping the Green one from him and replacing it with the yellows.
Lunch, a two hour nap, a trip to the mall and a grocery store trip later he starts screaming "GREEN TRAIN, GREEN TRAIN!" Charlie and I are like what is he talking about. Then we remember the Green Train from the store, but how does he remember? We get home and he is still yelling for the Green Train. He takes my purse and looks through it, to see if I put it in there. We keep telling him that we did not get the Green Train. Well now he starts crying "Green Train, Mommy". We finally get him distracted and move on to the other trains.
Fast forward 24 hours....Henry and I are on our way home and out of nowhere I hear "GREEN TRAIN, GREEN TRAIN, MOMMY!" I again explain to him we don't have the Green Train. He looks at me and says "Green Train, now Mommy?", I tell him no, not now Henry.
After two days of his randomly screaming Green Train, I went to Target at my lunch and bought the train. I gave it to him last night and I heard the happiest squeal of my life when he saw it. Yeah, I caved and I am sure it won't be the last time but to see the joy in his eyes with that Green Train, it made a terrible Tuesday a lot happier!