Many days, my own laziness and a strong desire for serenity wins out over common sense. When my boys are outside and my house is peacefully quiet, I say yes to many things that I should probably reconsider.
The zipline was one of those moments…….
Don’t try this at home!
How to Build A Zipline
For the record, I warned you NOT to try this at home. It is dangerous. Injury is likely. Your parenting skills will be questioned. Yet, if your boys happened to see any of these pictures…..you know what is coming, friend!
Build a ladder. I have no idea how my boys did that. I was inside drinking tea! All I know is they left my house with boards (provided by their dad, of course…..the chief daredevil) and an hour later they had a ladder. Fasten the ladder to the tree. (Hubby did that.)
String a rope between two trees. Hang it at an incline.
Find a strong branch shaped like a Y.
Create a cover story for the ER, in case it goes awry….. (just kidding!)
Place the branch over the rope. Hang on tight…….Pick up your feet……
FYI…….As of this moment, no children have been injured in the making of this post………..