“Rex, you never use your train table anymore. May I give this to someone who will use it?” No way. He wants it. All those train tracks, all those trains are never touched, but the table stays. It is helpful when I vacuum his floor.
The big days of Thomas have declined. A day I once hoped for.
But, he still likes his Thomas desk. So, how long does is the residual nature of a beloved early childhood character? I think it goes pretty deep. I just recently bought the first Partridge Family album. Putting on “Umbrella Man” take me back to the halcyon days of sitting on our old concrete porch staring at the record play on my red and white battery operated record player. The Bell Record label going round and round.
I’ll never be able to get rid of that table.