the power of the train.

I have used Thomas the Train and his little crackhead train friends to bribe my daughter into using the potty all.the.time.

Thank you, Thomas. Thank you, Chinese people who painted them with lead paint. Thank you, random person who somehow knew talking trains would appeal to children. Thank you, said talking train series inventor, for naming the train town "Sodor" which makes me think of "sodomy" which makes me giggle.

She's really growing up. Happily, I'm resisting successfully.

5 comments:

Beth said...

Oh I love that last line. That means that you, too, will get to witness your little angel in full eye roll several times a day due to what her friends will define as your 'wicked coolness,' but what she will feel is proof positive of your undying dorkdom! Welcome to our club, we are licensed to serve alcohol.

Claire Fontaine said...

Love your writing. Oh, to have had the blog world when my daughter was growing up. I may not have learned from yours, or anyone elses mistakes, I was far too busy making monstrous ones of my own. But, damn, I would have been entertained and less isolated. (I just realized that I can't remember if the possessive "elses" has an apostrophe or not, and I'm too lazy to look it up.) By the way, they do stop rolling their eyes at your dorkhood as they age. Now she just cocks her head to one side and says with the sincere and tender pity, "Aww, mom, that is so cute."

teahouse said...

Hahaha..well, you know she'd probably be a foot taller if it weren't for that lead paint...

Lou Bricant said...

"...little crackhead train friends.." Too funny!!!

Yes, between Thomas and Cars, the "random person who somehow know talking trains would appeal to children" has developed The Meth of Toys. I bet this random person is standing on the corner of Percy Rd and Lightning McQueen Blvd, whispering to tots "need some train?"

nita said...

*beth: i'm waiting for the bar-car train to come out ...

*claire: *swoons* well, you did write that awesome book which, in many ways, is way cooler than a blog!!!

*thb: then she'd just be freakishly tall!

*lou: the first one was $6 bucks and now whenever we go they only have sets that are $20. we are suckas!