Oh, the woes of the only-child! I admit I am not a great only-child parent; there is a lot of mommy-and-me time around here. But when I was given the opportunity to host a playdate with lots of Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster™ fun, I had to take it. The Boy loves Thomas! I love that he loves him because my sisters and I loved Thomas when we were young too. Plus, it was a great opportunity to get him together with other kids.
Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster™ sets are so fun for a big group of kids! To be honest, I was pretty nervous about keeping all of the kids entertained in my home, (only-child mom problems) but it ended up being zero work on my part. Those kids were glued to the tracks! They loved watching them climb up the hills and chug down line. The redesigned motorized engines practically climb straight up without slowing down. The kids really loved this Avalanche Escape set, because the trains would get launched across a “ravine” after finishing a huge climb to the top.
Of course I needed a little snack to keep the kids going. Although none of them wanted to stop playing to eat anything(whatever, more Oreos for me!).
The Boy especially loved putting two trains (Thomas and Percy are his favorites) on the track together to make them “chase” each other. It was hilarious watching him shriek with glee and jump up and down as they got close to each other on the tracks.
Our house was literally a Thomas world for a few hours, and the kids loved it.
I love that the tracks are compatible with older sets so they can all go together. Nothing is more fun than one, huge track!
Check out the new Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster ™ Online and build your very own track design! Little engineers can build an amazing, virtual track for more Thomas adventures. Plus, don’t miss the release of a brand new Thomas DVD, Tale of the Brave, coming out in early September.