When I first found out we were adding a little boy to our all-girl broad, I wasn’t sure how he would fit in with the tulle, glitter, and tutus. How would our dynamic change, and more important- how do we add boy inspired toys to the mix? Now, before you get all “there’s no such thing as boy and girl toys” on me, let me be clear that my middle daughter loves her super heroes and has a spiderman thermos, backpack, and even had a birthday party in that theme. So no, I don’t really believe in gender stereo types, but let’s be real- little boys love cars and trains.
So, I made it a point to find something boyish that I loved and introduce it to my little guy. There’s a ton of sentimental value in trains for my family, but that’s a story for another day. Right now we have a fun train mural in his room and he will be receiving a train table for Christmas. I’m ecstatic, and I hope he loves trains as much as I do! I have to be honest, there’s a popular train themed character that has been around for ages and I just can’t stand him. In simplest terms, he’s boring. Well, to me anyway. So he will not be making an appearance in my son’s train collection as long as I have any say. When I came across the Whittle Shortline Train sets I knew this was more in terms of what I personally loved about toy trains. Wooden hand crafted trains from a family owned and operated company. The trains are classic in style and vibrant in color. They fit on most standard train tracks and have a variety of trains based on your personal preferences.
I love that the wooden trains from Whittle Shortline are made right here in the US. Be sure to check them out at Wooden Train where you can see all they have to offer.