Things I Do To Get Out Of Playing Trains by @mmearthmother I do my best to be an Earth Mother. I really do. So any sort of imaginative play should be up there with craft activities, family hikes and vegetarian cookery. But when it comes to Bouncing Boy there are not many things I wouldn't do to get out of playing trains.
I blame Thomas the Tank Engine, the Fat Controller and his concentration camp on the island of Sodor. It has always felt like the pre-school equivalent of Hitler Youth. Call me paranoid but when Bouncing Boy starts talking about his 'Useful Engines' and telling Thomas to 'keep in line', I can't help wanting to go off the rails myself.