Who remembers pogo sticks?
Are they considered "vintage" now? I think they still make them, don't they? I found one in the garage that was like new. I think I bought it for one of the boys ages ago . . . do boys even use pogo sticks??? What was I thinking?
But, oh my gosh -- it is fun!! Ours is really tightly wound [I'd guess you call it], and Maddy and the neighbor girls are too light to use it properly. So, guess who is breaking in the pogo stick??? Yep, yours truly! My neighbor saw me bouncing on it -- he gave me a thumbs up and then I think I heard him snickering and whispering to another neighbor!
But, hey, I'm doing it in for the girls after all -- not for my own enjoyment!
You may not know this, but I was a pogo champion of our neighborhood playground the year after my bicycle championship. Yes, always an overachiever, that's me! I figure it's a form of exercise, isn't it. Don't you think I'm burning a few calories on the pogo? I did a little Google search and you'll be happy to know that pogo sticks are still available. Some pogos need the user to be at least 70 pounds. Guess it will be a while before Maddy conquers the pogo -- she's working hard to try and gain enough weight to get out of the car booster seat. Our state law requires the child to be at least 60 pounds. Hmmm, at the rate she is going (42 pounds currently), she'll probably still be in that booster in jr high!