Our Current Obsession. Again.

Do your kids go on favorite toy fasts and binges?  I was thinking about culling our Thomas and Friends train collection a couple months ago because our box was so full and they didn’t get played with very much.  Then suddenly, they are the favorite toys once again!  Bryce used to carry those trains around with him everywhere.  He would roll them along a table ledge with this eyes right at wheel height, just watching the wheels turn over and over.  He also loved crashing them into each other.  He’s grown up some in the way he plays with them, but we don’t have elaborate track systems and imaginary play with the trains interacting with each other in our house.  Bryce LOVES to watch You Tube videos that other kids have made of their collections.  He also likes to watch the ones that have trains crashing into each other or falling off their tracks.  Over and over and over and over.

So the other day, we made our own collection videos.  One has Henry narrating with some help from Bryce, and the other one is Bryce showing off his trains.  I promised I would put them on You Tube so they could watch themselves over and over. :)

4 thoughts on “Our Current Obsession. Again.

  1. Hi – I have two boys on the spectrum (8 years old with Aspergers and 6 years old with pdd-nos) My younger son loves trains and cars – specifically Thomas, geotrax and hot wheels and watches YouTube videos of those things constantly. I have relatives that don’t understand why he loves to watch other kids play with their trains or list their collections like this. It’s nice to find somebody else that does :) He has also made videos of his trains to watch over and over.

    My older one loves Ninja Warrior and Wipeout and will watch those obsessively. Or he will play with figurines in elaborate “elimination style game shows” where he lines them up and makes them compete on an obstacle until one is the “winner”

  2. Currently putting our family room couch cushions back together again from their rendition of “big balls” lol

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