On Facebook the other day I mentioned that I didn't know if I could justify taking my kids to see A Day Out With Thomas the Train when the tickets for the four of us would come to $87. For a twenty minute train ride.
But then we were at the park on Saturday (after my hellish 5K) and Jackson overheard another kid saying HE got to go. And it was AWESOME. Of course, Jackson comes running up to tell me Thomas is in town, Thomas is in town! So obviously, I was immediately faced with that moment where you save the money for say, your vehicle registration which is due by the end of the month and be a terrible mom, OR you blow the money because in a moment of weakness you let your three year old sons enthusiasm and cuteness sway you.
Yes, I bought the tickets for the first ride on Sunday morning. Because someday I hope to hold this over his head when he's 16 and is mad I won't let him take the car. I'll be able to say, "But son, you remember that time I played chicken with the law and let you see Thomas? That's right. Back off punk."
Despite the fact that when I rolled out of bed on Sunday morning my hips felt like they had come out of their sockets and pretty much everything on my body hurt 1000% worse than they did on Saturday, I got the kids ready to head over to the Depot in Duluth for the Thomas the Train day.
We got there and it was advertised as lots of family stuff to do, not just the train. So while we waited for Thomas the kids played in blue sand, watched some lady make huge bubbles and Olivia went down the inflatable slide. All in all, we made it through all of that in 20 minutes.
After the twenty minute train ride we went inside of the Depot and we went to the story time, played with the little kid sized train sets (which wasn't as awesome because Jackson has a train set at home), and we met Sir Toppem Hat.
And... the winner of the Rules of the Tunnel giveaway is: #6.
Which is STEFF!! Woo!! I'll send you an email to get your information!