When I was young we used to walk over to the Canadian Tire all the time and look at the toys while my Mom would buy things that she needed. One time, I saw a stuffed Dino (From The FlintStones) and it was about 3 feet tall, which at the time was as tall as I was. I happened to have money that I got for my birthday and it was the same amount as this Dino.
My Mom let me buy it, but I had to carry it home. I swear it wasn’t heavy when I picked it up, but by the time I got it home (less than 5 minutes walk now), my arms were so tired. We took a lot of breaks, but I loved him.
I played with him for many, many years, and I still think back to him all those years ago. I didn’t save him, or any of my toys from when I was a kid, since I ended up moving a lot over the years. I ended up purging as we moved. Of course, most of my favourite things were Barbie, and very girly and I have three boys now.
I do love that my sister’s boys (who are teens) saved a bunch of their toys for when my kids would be able to play with them. We received a ton of Thomas & Friends tracks and toys for them to play with. They love watching the boys play with their old beloved toys, and I do too. I remember my nephews playing with them, so it’s awesome to see my boys play with them now.
My youngest still loves his Thomas train sets. If you have a little one that loves Thomas too, then you should enter the giveaway below!
All you have to do is share a picture of your little one with their favourite Thomas & Friends item (doesn’t matter if it’s a toy, t-shirt, backpack, book, or whatever). Just like I did:
- Upload your photo HERE.
- Send out a tweet with hashtags #ThomasandMeCanada and #PlayAdvocates sharing your entry.
- Come back here to enter the giveaway below. Note: The first (and mandatory) entry in the giveaway is to upload your photo and share a tweet, you will be required to paste the link to your tweet in the giveaway tools form.
If you would like to read more about Shari and her three boys, please feel free to visit her blog, The Knit Wit by Shair.
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