By: Jennifer Murray

Another Set of Multiples?

Thomas the Twin Engine has joined our house of multiples.

Stranger: "Do twins run in your family?"

Me: "Indeed they do!  They run on batteries!" 




A fellow blog reader (and neighbor), Kim saw our that our Thomas I was being threatened by fierce competition, and brought over Thomas II, that her son had outgrown.  We hardly ever have 4 of anything, but 2 is a perfect compromise.  Enough to learn to share, but enough to keep the house happy.

Speaking of happy, doesn’t Thomas look like a jolly train?


22 Responses to “Another Set of Multiples?”

  1. Anonymous
    September 10, 2008 at 11:44 am #

    hehehe yes thomas does look like a happy jolly train! how thoughtful of your neighbor to have given ya’ll them!! -Sioby

  2. Rachael
    September 10, 2008 at 11:53 am #

    that is so perfect! and they really look adorable sitting side by side…yes, i think a train looks adorable. what can i say? anyway, we are really working on the sharing thing around here, but most days end up like your previous thomas post!

  3. Terri
    September 10, 2008 at 12:16 pm #

    I love Thomas! So glad you found a match!

  4. Marty
    September 10, 2008 at 12:17 pm #

    That was so nice of your neighbor. Bet the boys are loving it.

    BTW – love the angles on the pictures.

  5. Andria
    September 10, 2008 at 12:26 pm #

    All aboard! Those look like fun!

  6. Brandi
    September 10, 2008 at 12:32 pm #

    What an awesome friend to cause such happiness! Thomas is a great kid thing. KWIM? Boys and girls alike love him…even moms.

  7. Mountain Girl
    September 10, 2008 at 12:40 pm #

    That is great that you now have twins…..trains that is! Do all the boys love Thomas? Or do some like him more than others.

  8. Kate
    September 10, 2008 at 12:46 pm #

    Oh how perfect! That was so sweet of your neighbor!

  9. Kelly
    September 10, 2008 at 1:05 pm #

    Awww! 2 is good. 2 play and 2 watch. :o)

  10. michellenotdawn
    September 10, 2008 at 1:55 pm #

    Thomas does look like a jolly train, but if you ask Fox, he’ll tell you that Thomas is a cheeky little train…it kills me how much he picks up just from watching the DVD’s at Granny’s house!

  11. a portland granny
    September 10, 2008 at 3:22 pm #

    Welcome to the world of Thomas the Train. Even tho I am 76, I have a Thomas table in my garage completely set up with tracks, engines, and all of the stuff that goes with it. I leave it up for visiting children, since my grandson has out grown it. Thomas has provided hours and hours of fun at our house! I know he will at your, also!

  12. Rachel
    September 10, 2008 at 3:30 pm #

    We went through a Thomas phase too!!! :o) Train table and all… It’s a fun one. :o)

  13. Laura
    September 10, 2008 at 5:39 pm #

    What a nice friend. I can imagine that having a second train really helps!

  14. KirkKrew
    September 10, 2008 at 6:32 pm #

    I’m sure having 2 is a relief! I have 2 girls (5 and 2 1/2) and we frequently get 2 of the same Beanie Baby, doll, etc. to avoid the fighs. I can’t imagine what it would be like with 4!

    Your boys are precious!

  15. Williams' bunch
    September 10, 2008 at 10:11 pm #

    How nice of your neighbor…I’m so glad you have 2 now! 🙂

  16. Barbara Manatee
    September 10, 2008 at 10:25 pm #

    That’s great!! What a special treat!

  17. debi9kids
    September 10, 2008 at 10:50 pm #

    How fun! What a GREAT gift!!!!

  18. mommy2twindaughters
    September 11, 2008 at 11:00 am #

    What a wonderful friend! Thomas looks SO happy! Very cute!

  19. ~Denise~
    September 11, 2008 at 11:56 am #

    That was nice, happy to hear it’s helping out the sharing around the house.

  20. Veronica @ Luv My Quiver Full Of Arrows
    September 11, 2008 at 2:11 pm #

    Too cute!

    Jen, do you mind letting me know who it was again that did your blog design for you? I wanted to try and get mine done, too.

    Veronica at:

  21. twarpula
    September 11, 2008 at 3:48 pm #

    Way to go friendly neighbor Kim! I was wondering how long 1 thomas would be able to hold up to those boys!! Two will stand a better chance. 🙂

  22. Christine
    September 13, 2008 at 2:53 am #

    Great job getting the 2nd one, I know it was a gift, but if not, you needed to go out and pay $30 for the 2nd one. My twins have 1, and many many evenings I have thought they need two. Now they are into everything so there is plenty of things (outside-wise) that they don’t fight over Thomas. I must add, org. there is a back black push thing for it — it does not work.

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