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Backyard Luge

Posted by on February 23rd, 2014 with 0 Comments

Doesn’t every kid dream of being an Olympic Champion?

Inspired by the Sochi Winter Games, the Munchkin has invented a new sport – Backyard Luge.

I must say, I have been quite impressed by his thorough research. He has spent a great deal of time and effort perfecting the design of his luge, with a little help from his Dad, (is there anything decking boards cannot do?) I am delighted to say that safety has been a priority. While I have my doubts about the effectiveness of a broom as a crash test dummy, the Munchkin has certainly given it (and Teddy) a workout! Finding the fastest run, amongst a multitude of options around our grounds, has also been an important exercise. It seems the ideal run requires a good balance between slope, grass and steps! Luckily we have a multitude of all three.

There have been times when I’ve had to take a deep breath and just let him go. Yes, he may end up with a minor injury, but with a top speed of about 5 metres per minute, it’s worth remembering that backyard luge is not THAT dangerous.

When you add up the lessons in engineering, carpentry, physics and OH&S, let alone the laughs, it seems we’re on a winner!

And the gold medallist in Backyard Luge is… The Munchkin!

Backyard Luge Champion

Today I am grateful.

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Hi, I’m Cath

Cath Connell

Creating my amazing life one tiny moment at a time. Bringing the Hubby, a Munchkin and about a dozen tomato plants along for the ride.

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