Train Track Addiction is Sweeping the Nation
Does any of the following sound familiar? Like you or someone you love? You may have a problem if:
Your go-to lullabye is a passionate mash-up of “Down by the Station” and “Little Red Caboose.”
Note: A particularly bizarre video can be found here:
Cliches such as “I’m off track,” “I got derailed,” and “I lost my train of thought,” pepper your conversations. Regularly.
You feel an actual thrill when IKEA has new train tracks. A pretty green bridge! A thing that rotates!
You find yourself googling train track configurations.
You spend an hour with your toddler attempting to create the perfectly aligned and interconnected train track using ALL the pieces.
When your toddler gets bored playing trains, you occupy him with your iPad so you can keep working on getting… it… just… right.
Your toddler repeatedly knocks down the train bridge. You keep working on the track.
You realize it’s an hour and 42 minutes past his nap time and you’re still playing with his trains. No wonder he’s grumpy.
You put toddler in bed. Continue to play trains.
When your significant other gets home, you exhort him to “Look at my train track!”
You seriously consider leaving the train tracks out on the floor even though they are a stumbling-through-the-living-room-at-night tripping hazard.
You lie in bed at night pondering how to construct the perfect cloverleaf instead of composing blog posts in your head.
You lie in bed at night composing this blog post.
You get out of bed to post it.
And then play trains.
If you have five or more of these
stations symptoms, seek help immediately.
Acknowledging you have a
ticket problem is the first step on the track road to Sodor recovery.
Sir Topham Hat GI Joe always said, “Knowing is half the battle.”
- Trains and Tracks (codycapella.wordpress.com)