I’m trying to avoid N getting too caught up on characters at the moment. He’s obsessed with Peppa Pig (damn that pig), even before he’d seen the show, and is a fan of Thomas the Tank Engine books (and occasionally the show). It’s terrible how young children get hooked so easily onto a tv programme, however good it is.
N knows who Postman Pat is – he’s seen one tv programme and we’ve read a couple of the books that he’s chosen from the library, but that’s as far as it’s gone. I suppose postmen aren’t that exciting when you don’t have a letterbox in the front door, and all the post gets delivered to the farm and then brought over by his dad. So he never sees the post delivered to us.
But the other day, we went out around 8.30 in the morning, heading towards town, and we saw post vans everywhere. I’ve never seen so many outside of a sorting office. We also saw postmen delivering to houses, and on bikes, so N loved doing the spotting and shouting out ‘Postman Pat’ or ‘There’s Postman Pat’s van’.
Everyone was called Postman Pat. He wasn’t having any of it when I tried to say that they weren’t all called Pat. Nope, they were all Postman Pat.
Good job there wasn’t a postwoman otherwise he might have been a bit confused, even though her name may have been Pat.
Sod train spotting, it’s all about Postman Pat spotting for N. Nothing like a bit of light hearted toddler games for an early morning journey.
Are your children (or were they) obsessed by tv characters? Do you like them or not?