Through the Eyes of My Nephew


One of the coolest things about my 4-year-old nephew, which I suppose is something that applies to all children, is his unwavering devotion to the things he loves. Namely, Cars 2 and Thomas the Tank Engine. These are his current favorites. However, it’s likely that he’ll find even more things to play and watch as he gets older. I’m waiting for his Pokemon phase. Most children have that sort of phase, so it will be fun to see him playing all of those old classic games. He could even play this pokemon red emulator. That would be fun for me to watch. Pokemon was such a huge part of so many people’s lives, so it’s amazing that it still interests some of the younger generations too.

Especially Thomas, though. The engines that work and reside at the Island of Sodor are like crack to the kid. He simply can’t get enough.

He owns all of the trains and plays with them constantly, setting up their wooden tracks, but often going “off-road” with them all throughout the living room. There are many, many engines that reside in the Thomas the Tank Engine universe, and as such, he has many, many toys.

They are thirty-dollar pieces of wood with wheels on the bottom and a face painted on the front to complete the anthropomorphic process. Aside from the fact that some are painted different colors, they all look exactly the same. The only way to tell them apart is by turning them over to read the name of the train, which is written on the underside.

Unless, of course, you are my nephew.
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