Thomas the Tank Engineer

I gotta get something off my chest.

My kid Owen loves Thomas the Tank Engine. (Like, obsessed.)

Needless to say, we end up watching Thomas videos a LOT around the Gilder house.

And I have to admit…Thomas annoys the crap out of me. Every episode goes like this:

  • Sir Topham Hatt has a “very special” job for Thomas.
  • Thomas screws up the job.
  • Sir Topham Hatt is “cross.”
  • Thomas makes everything right.

If I was Sir Topham Hatt, I would have fired Thomas a long time ago.

(I don’t care if the show is named after you, you big blue hunk of metal.) (more…)