Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I want Toby! and other observations about Tony.

Tony had an idea:  we, his mother and his father that is, were going to buy him a Toby train engine.  Toby is a character, a train actually, in the Thomas and Friends t.v. show.  

Tony was watching the show a few days ago and saw Toby the engine; Tony already had a Thomas engine and a Percy engine for his TOMY train set; and I had already put Thomas, Gordon, and Percy engines into the train simulator program that is on the computer at home.  Tony plays with the train set and the train simulator program every chance he gets.  So, I can understand his jump in logic.  I supply him with all this train stuff, so it must be his right.  So far, though, we haven't given in to him.


Tony is getting proficient at the Microsoft Train Simulator program.  Last night, he played with the program for an hour without requiring my assistance.  He can release the brakes on the trains, put the trains in gear, and set the throttle.


Tony got a hold of the ear-phones I plug into my Ipod.  I noticed that he had pulled the plastic covers off both the ear-jacks.  The covers allow the ear-jacks to fit snugly in my ears.  I was able to find one of the ear-jack covers, and not being able to find the second I asked Tony where he had the put it.  I said this in frustration, but he then surprised me by handing me the missing ear piece.


Tony has an annoying habit of wanting me to carry him everywhere.  He will stand in front of me and beg, by jumping and having his arms outstretched.  I try to run away but his wailing is too much to deal with so I give in and take him in my arms.