Wilson recently started showing an interest in all kinds of vehicles, both real and toy. Each morning he would ask to visit the library to play with the trains, so I looked into getting some to keep at the house. It turns out that train sets are really expensive! So when a local mom posted that she was giving away a small set for free, I jumped at the opportunity. The set was in rough shape-scribbled on with marker and crayon and gummed up with old hot glue.
Nothing a can of spray paint couldn't fix - after a few coats of black they were looking like new again.
Then I noticed that W's toddler body kept getting in the way of his play - he would try to find a comfortable position to reach the train cars and accidentally sit on the tracks. Aha - so that's why train tables are so popular!
Luckily our coffee table is long and low to the ground. I stuck some felt dots on the bottom of each piece so they wouldn't scratch, and now we have our own version of a train table set!