One More Thing: A Swing!

<img class=”alignnone wp-image-660″ title=”My dragon puppet demonstrates our fantastic stuffed animal swing. He should totally be a model. Totally.” src=”″ alt=”” width=”584″ height=”547″>

There was one more cute addition to our large “book tree,” and all the credit for the concept/design/execution was all Mary: a stuffed animal swing! &nbsp;No. &nbsp;It is not a swing made of stuffed animals (which admittedly, would be pretty awesome), but a cute little swing made for stuffed animals to use.

Mary took a discarded book, cut down the hardcover, paint that partial cover to look like wood. &nbsp;Then she drilled four holes and attached twine, and hung it securely on a wooden beam. &nbsp;She finally added a cute sign that explained what the swing was for, but also to help keep taller kids and parents from hitting their head on the swing.

<img class=”alignnone wp-image-661″ title=”It seems like since the swing went up, I’ve had to get into the back side of our computer station several times/day. Naturally I bonk my head on the swing every time. I have mad skillz.” src=”″ alt=”” width=”584″ height=”778″>

The swing went up last week, and so far we’ve had a handful of kids who have absolutely loved it and come in multiple times so that more of their toys would get a chance to swing. &nbsp;Here are a few examples:

<img class=”alignnone wp-image-664″ title=”Rockin’ Robin – teehee!” src=”″ alt=”” width=”300″ height=”270″><img class=”alignnone size-medium wp-image-662″ title=”Sisters brought in their panda buddies :)” src=”″ alt=”” width=”258″ height=”300″><img class=”alignnone wp-image-663″ title=”This suave frog’s name is Sam.” src=”″ alt=”” width=”217″ height=”300″>

(Sorry that I had to cut out the cute kids that were standing next to or below the swing – respecting privacy and all. Well, privacy for the humans. &nbsp;No privacy for the stuffed and cuddly.)

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