Today, I am mother of the year

by DaniGirl on April 22, 2005 · 7 comments

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So you thought U2 was the hottest ticket in town? Check this out, baby. If you have preschoolers in your life, this makes U2 seem like your high-school boyfriend’s garage band.

We just scored tickets that will make us the coolest parents in the universe, in the estimation of three-year old Tristan. We scored tickets to go see A Day Out With Thomas. A life-sized Thomas the Tank Engine that we will actually board for a jaunt around lovely St Thomas, Ontario. Can’t you just imagine Tristan’s little head exploding when he gets a look at that?

I’ve mentioned Tristan’s Thomas obsession before. Thomas and his friends have played a role in the milestones of Tristan’s life, not to mention his coming-of-age as a consumer. We have wooden trains, we have metal trains, we have plastic trains (in four sizes, no less), we have DVDs, we have VHS tapes, we have books, we have stickers. We have burned CDs of downloaded Thomas music, we have several Thomas Web sites bookmarked. For my THREE year old. We even have a Thomas pillow on his bed, for goodness sake.

I guess they have a couple of these Thomas extravaganza road shows travelling around North America each summer, but they rarely venture into Canada. St Thomas, for those of you not familiar with Southern Ontario, is just down the road from London, where I grew up. It’s a six hour drive (or sixteen, if you are driving with two preschoolers) that I used to make once a month before my folks moved up here in 2003. So we’re hauling the kids across the province in July to see a big blue train. And I’m as excited about this as I have been about any vacation since our honeymoon. Wait, this is the first vacation since our honeymoon!

So when we pull into the Elgin County Railway Museum this coming July and set Tristan free in the mecca of all things Thomas, I will be for that shining instant, the coolest mother in the world.
I hope this isn’t the pinacle of motherhood for me. I hope that some future day in my sons’ lives, I will be as cool as I am today. I doubt it, but I am still hoping.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jaimieson April 22, 2005 at 4:19 pm

That’s really cool!! Can you be my mommy too? I know he doesn’t need any help ;), but I am excited for Tristan. If only VIA rail would do this, maybe they would make some money. On second thought, maybe it’s best that Thomas stays free from scandal and ruination at the hands of that particular Canadian institution.
Don’t forget the video camera for that one. That footage would buy you some serious BBG cuddle time.

2 nancy April 22, 2005 at 7:45 pm

I just wish I could be there to see his face…that’ll make everything so worth it. I do hope you are planning on purchasing a laptop by that time so you can email out the photos and videos IMMEDIATELY….right??
Right? Right?

3 SilverCreek Mom April 22, 2005 at 8:41 pm

OH My Little MAN would LOVE this..>he’s a BIG thomas the tanks engine fan too.
I’m soo jealous. I was told today by my little guy that he hates me. šŸ™ Becasue I wouldn’t let him have more ice cream. Of course 5 min later I was the best MOM in the world for letting him play with play doh.
Go figure

4 Suzanne April 23, 2005 at 1:39 am

I’m thinking about doing this for my 3-year-old — it will entail a 2.5-hour drive (one way), but it should be worth it.

5 suzanne April 23, 2005 at 10:59 pm

Amazing how the words “Thomas the Tank Engine” had no meaning for me for 31 years of my life. And all of a sudden I have a two-year-old in my life and he introduces me to Thomas. Sounds grand.

6 Kim April 24, 2005 at 12:46 am

Well you’re just a cool Mom! My kids are older so they would snap up U2 tickets in a heartbeat. I’m not as nice or as cool as you are either; I got the tickets to U2 but my kids aren’t going šŸ˜†

7 Jen April 25, 2005 at 2:29 am

Score! I’m sure it will be a banner day!

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