I remember with great fondness and just a tiny touch of PTSD when my son couldn’t get enough of Thomas the Tank Engine. His single goal in life was to be a very useful engine, and I didn’t have the heart to break it to him that he wasn’t a train. Or that he still peed in his pants. (Two very difficult conversations to have with your two-year-old, as it turns out.)
His Thomas obsession lasted for years, and I heaved a sigh of relief when he moved on to Pokemon. And now of course I wish it was Thomas he was still obsessed with, and not Pikachu and Piplup and the other 836 Pokemon I can’t possibly remember, but I am not calling the shots here. I got him out of diapers; that’s where my influence ends.
Anyway! Thomas and Friends remains beloved by little kids everywhere, and Brighter Minds Media has recently come out with Thomas & Friends: Special Delivery, a computer game
I have two copies of Special Delivery to give away to lucky Want Not readers! Want to win it? Simply leave a comment on this post by 3:00 p.m. Eastern (noon Pacific) on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008. One entry per person, valid email address required, don’t be cheeky. Winners to be determined by random number generation and on-time arrivals.