Tuesday, October 23, 2012

TrackMaster Tricky

This post is sponsored by Nuffnang

If you’ve been playing along at home you’d know that the Trickster is obsessed with trains and we even designed our family holiday around visiting as many train-related places as possible. His beloved “toot toots” are his favourite toys.

Recently he was sent a TrackMaster Risky Rails Bridge Drop Playset to try out and practically started hyperventilating as soon as the wrapping was off. “TOOT TOOT, MA! TOOT TOOT!”

I wasn’t particularly good at building the set despite following the instructions and completely blame the enthusiastic and impatient toddler trying to help by shoving pieces in my face. The fact that Map Guy re-built it the next day in half the time it took me means nothing. NOTHING!

The only thing Tricky didn’t like about the set? The poor little dude got worried about the trains being hurt on the Bridge Drop. Is that not the cutest thing ever? He loves them so much, he thinks they’re real and kept telling me that the train was scared. So we stuck to the lower track for a while until he was brave enough to let them up the top, albeit with their wheels turn off so he could control the speed. Nawwww.

Our night time routine is a bit different now because the kid is adamant he doesn’t want to go to bed without Thomas. Every bed time now it’s “I play t'ains, mama” to the point where we’ve had to instigate a no-tracks-in-the-bedroom policy. Doesn’t mean he can’t clutch on to Thomas all night though.

I considered taking a photo when I found him at 4:30am in the lounge room, light on, playing trains a few days after the set arrived. But I was zombie-esque and also didn’t think it appropriate to capture my parenting fail - I have no idea how long he’d been there for while the rest of the house slept soundly. Oops.

To get in on the Thomas TrackMaster action create the fastest, scariest, most awesome ultimate TrackMaster track, film it and upload it to the competition page www.ultimatetrackmaster.com.

There are six weekly prizes up for grabs over 10 weeks! Each week:

1. Five entries will win a TrackMaster Risky Rails Bridge Drop Playset (the one Tricky has) and one TrackMaster Little Friends Engine.

2. One voter will win a TrackMaster Risky Rails Bridge Drop Playset and one Thomas& Friends Blue Mountain Mystery DVD.

Then comes the big kahuna prize at the end of the competition that I’m pretty sure would be Tricky’s dream come true: The entry with the most votes will win the major prize consisting of Thomas & Friends merchandise and a Puffing Billy Day out with Thomas in Victoria, Australia, including a private tuition on how to drive Thomas, valued at $8000!

So get tootin’ now!

Are you the Ultimate TrackMaster in your house?


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