Originally Posted by bandgeek
Transformers. "Mom I need help transforming this!" "I don't know how to do it either baby." "But MOM, you HAVE to, I CAN'T!" "I'm not lying kiddo, I really don't know how" *child throws himself on the floor and proceeds to cry hysterically*
Luckily I found that out months ago and he didn't receive and transformers from me for xmas (his dad got him some but they stay at HIS house).
And I'm not lying. I really can't figure out those freaking things.
I feel your pain, insert craptastic trains for transformers and you have my Christmas Day.
Originally Posted by LionTigerBear
We got DS1 his first train set when he was 2.5. We got the wooden kind. It's the kind that fits with the Thomas stuff, same size etc, but not as expensive-- we got the generic kind from Target and IKEA. It's great! Nothing has ever broken, and he and now his little brother, also, love playing with it!
And this is what is so frustrating about the "Train Thing" with DH. DS has been into his wooden trains since at least 2 yo. Loves them, can set up all sorts of scenarios, plays creatively and so on.
I kept saying to DH over and over, "lets get him more track, set up the track around the tree and get him a battery Thomas or whatever so he can use his track, his trains and he can play with it" I have no problem with DS crawling around under the tree.
But no, DH had to bring home that Nightmare in a Box. He kept blaming the frustration in the brand, that if he only would have gotten the Lionel train he (read
H) wanted, there wouldn't have been any problems.
This is all total b.s. because the size of the train was the problem, it was simply too small with too many tiny wheels on tiny axles. If I breathed wrong, it slipped off the track.
At one point, I just put my head down on the floor to gather my patience and DS said "mommy, don't be sad, I will be good with my trains" It was heartbreaking because he wasn't doing anything wrong, he wanted to play with the trains like his wooden ones.