The box was actually much larger than I'd anticipated, and included a bridge, train station, roundhouse, and a tunnel in addition to a wealth of various track pieces and some smashing trains. Once we got it home and put it together, I realized that our train collection is now complete! Before we had barely enough pieces to make a decent sort of track, whereas now I run out ideas (and room) before I run out of pieces. And we paid a fraction of what we would have paid had we only added a few tracks now and then, as planned.
|Little Man loves to make the cars wait until the train has passed. Though why|
there are two crossings right next to each is a bit beyond me...
I must admit, I think I'm enjoying them as much as the children are, and each morning our first order of business is to build a new track! Rather, I build a new track, with assistance and input -- not only is it a bit beyond Little Man's abilities to construct a complicated track, but laying out wooden tracks has also been one of my favorite things since I was a child. Happily, Little Man plays with his trains much more now that they're a bit more interesting, and it's such a delight to hear the littles with their trains chugging along (and sometimes saying "beep beep").