Long time readers here might remember how much my kids love the rope swing in our front yard. They happily swing for hours, spend time doing fancy tricks, and even invent routines they perform. It gave the me the occasional heart attack when we first moved here, but these days they are fine swinging through the air, without a care in the world.
Since we have been here, we have been meaning to get a second swing to put in a big tree that overhangs the creek. We thought it would be awesome for them to to swing out over the creek a little.
At long last we have actually done it. It’s my #onething for the week. We were in Canberra a few weeks ago and had to call into Bunnings for something else. We happened to walk straight past where the swings were, so we grabbed one. Then when we were in town during the holidays, Country Boy got a good quality rope that should stand up to the rigors of 3 children swinging on it for long periods of time.
Once we had the swing and rope, it didn’t take long to put up. Country Boy threw the rope over the branch, tied a good solid knot and wiggled it up to the top, and then tied the swing onto the bottom with another good knot. When this was done Hannah sat gently swing on it for a while to allow the ropes to settle and stretch a little. We then adjusted the swing height and off she went. Well off they all went. Swinging high.
The last thing to do was to move a pallet of pavers that we have ready to edge some gardens in the coming months. They were just a little too close and if the kids swung the wrong way, it could have been rather dangerous. Thank goodness for the tractor which made that job super easy to do.
So there you have it. Another thing crossed off our #onething list. Feeling super happy about this one, and the kids love it too.
What’s on your #onething list?