I had been expecting them for days. I rushed to the window every time I heard the sound of any type of delivery van drive by. I was that obnoxious person peaking out the shades every 20 minutes to see if my package had arrived. Finally, my impatience paid off. It arrived with great fanfare. Two enormous boxes were dropped off at my front door. They had arrived.
With two boys hovering closely, we opened the boxes and I began to hear the first of many “cools” and “awesomes” being whispered in disbelief. Rough and Tough trucks that came with their own tracks?! It was more than they could hardly stand.
We unpacked the boxes and began to set up the tracks for the race of a lifetime. However as my husband and I began to notice, these tracks do not really need an adult to put it together. My six year old had taken control and was creating his own path for the trucks. We stood back and watched his imagination take control.
By the end of the build he constructed a track that provided for hours of entertainment including a monster truck rally, race to the “dinosaur dig” and a timed lapped. The path is rough and full of “obstacles” such as fallen trees that enabled both boys to imagine to explorers trying to get out of the jungle and back to the “good guys.”
By the end of the day the Defiants had become one of the new favorites in our house. The tracks and trucks have earned their place amongst the infamous tracks of the living room.