Sunday, November 13, 2011

Trains! Trains! And More Trains!

Corbin got a new Harry Potter Lego game for the Wii.

Brian has been eagerly anticipating his turn to play it.

I watched him as he rushed through the different playing scenes, paying no attention to doing any of the side missions.

He was always in a hurry and became exasperated when he couldn't quickly get to the next scene, throwing the controller at me, yelling "HELP ME!"

Until that is.....

He gets to Platform 9 3/4.  For all you Muggles out there, that is where the Hogwarts Train comes to pick up the students.

Yes, a train.

He then stopped and jumped and flapped while yelling, "A train! A train! A train!"

He made his character get on the train where they then get let off at Hogwarts and the train disappears.

Hanging out.
Waiting for a train.
Brian WOULD NOT move his character to the next scene.  He kept them on the platform.

At this point, Corbin (who is watching his brother play) becomes very distraught.

I remind Corbin that this is Brian's 1/2 hour of video games and he can play it however he wants.

After five minutes of Brian walking his character up and down the platform while smiling and flapping....


Brian was so excited!  Corbin and I were astonished, after we had just spent the last five minutes telling Brian that the train wasn't going to come back.  We watched Brian load his characters on and off the train about ten times between Platform 9 3/4 and Hogwarts (after that first initial wait period the train is always there for him to ride).

It never ceases to amaze me how many video games and movies have trains in them and my child's memory for knowing EXACTLY where in those games and movies the trains appear.  One day I watched him put in The Aristocats, Iron Giant, Dumbo, Anastasia, and Bolt one right after the other- going straight to the train scene, watching it, then putting in the next movie and doing the same.

Trains are everywhere!  And because of that Brian is one happy boy!


Lizbethcole29 said...

Trains plus magic plus legos?  That's the trifecta in our house!!!

Kelly Hafer said...

Hey - he knows what he likes, that's for sure! ;) 
What a pumpkin!