Do you see the cool track for cars at the front of the bed? Do you think there is a chance in hell that he would ever actually sleep? ha!
Eli is obsessed with cars. And with trains. He loves Thomas. I hate Thomas. Thomas bores the crap out of me. So, obviously, I am trying to encourage the love of cars. (Pixar's Cars being the current favorite.) But I really want me kids to love their rooms. Or, at the very least, not hate them.
Growing up, my room looked like Strawberry Shortcake had thrown-up all over the place. There was Strawberry Shortcake wallpaper. Sheets. And this weird ceramic Strawberry Shortcake plaque hanging on the wall. I know that someone in the family (or perhaps of family friend) spent time making that plaque but it completely weirded me out. And, despite my whining, my room stayed a Strawberry Shortcake heaven until I was 14 (I did remove the plaque and hid it in the storage room as soon as I was tall enough to reach it.).
There were so many other, cooler, things I would have rather had. Remember She-ra?
I loved her! I don't remember being bribed much as a child (I bribe my children constantly!) but I do remember the set of immunizations that led to me getting a She-ra doll. I didn't cry so I got She-ra and her horse. My five year old self was thrilled!
I also loved Jem & the Holograms.
Thankfully I never did my makeup like that! Jem's look is 80's at its best (or worst).
What was your favorite cartoon as a kid? And what do your kids watch that makes you cringe? Please tell me there are some other Thomas the Tank Engine haters out there.