We've tried to keep Aidan from watching too much TV and creating obsessions down to a minimum. But he does have one vice. Every now and again he finds the Thomas and Friends DVD and wants it played, or he'll point at our iPhones, where he knows there's an episode and lowers the edges of his mouth whispering choo-choo.
If he needs some alone time he'll drift off to his train table and run his trains up and down and over the wooden bridge. If he hears a real train go by, near our house his eyes light up.
So, Yesterday, when Erin and Aidan went to a garage sale, they both saw a sit-down Thomas at the same time. Erin held her breath wondering what his reaction would be. He said choo-choo and excitedly ran over to it. Erin knew when leaving that house she would be at least $2 lighter.