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The problem with Thomas

My children love Thomas the Tank...they absolutely LOVE Thomas.  When he comes on TV, I know that my children will sit still and watch him.  This is a phenomenal benefit to me when I'm in need of a shower, trip to the bathroom, or while on a road trip.  So, what could be wrong with Thomas?

Have you ever watched a Thomas show or movie?  If you have, you've probably already starting singing the theme song either in your head or out loud - and you'll continue to have it running through your mind for hours to come.  It wouldn't be so bad if they only played the theme song once or twice at the beginning and/or end of the show.  No, they play it over and over and OVER again throughout the show!  They play it so much that I don't know how my children even hear what's actually being said during the show because all I hear is the theme song - with and without the lyrics.

Just writing this post has the theme song on constant play in my head.  If I hear the name Thomas, the song will begin again.  I will most likely continue to hear this song on instant replay throughout the rest of my life as it has become so ingrained in my mind.

This doesn't mean that I'll stop letting my kids watch Thomas.  It's a great show.  My kids have learned numerous lessons through watching Thomas and his friends.  They've learned life lessons of following directions, being brave, respect, and more.  The show even got better during the season of Pierce Brosnan as the narrator.  I also love the Thomas merchandise you can get - ranging from coloring and reading books to train tables, tracks and more!  Thomas truly provides hours of entertainment and educational development for my kids.


Now, if only there was a way to get Thomas out of my head.  Oh, well.  At least my kids don't ask to watch Caillou.

Here are some of my favorite Thomas products:

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