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Dad Builds Backyard Roller-coaster For His Son (VIDEO)

By Serge Bielanko |

Ohio's best backyard.

In her bestselling memoir, The Glass  Castle, writer Jeannette Walls recalls lying under the stars with her daddy when she was a little girl.

In the course of their talk together, as they stare up at the cosmos, Walls’ father promises to someday build her a castle out of glass. It is a poignant moment, a second in time when a youngster envisions the infinite possibilities her own dad is capable of.

Sadly, but not surprisingly, the project never happens. The castle remains just a dream.

A lot of parents imagine creating things for their children, fantastical things that would prove their undying love with their ability to make magic from nothing much at all.

But seldom do we see the end results, frankly because seldom do they ever get off the ground.

That’s not the case though for one Ohio dad and his three year old son.

According to an article on Yahoo!, John Cain spent $700 and took three weeks of his time to use wood, concrete, and PVC pipe to create a real roller-coaster for his boy in their very own backyard.

And it is a sight to behold.

With a twelve foot drop that seems pretty darn thrilling for a toddler,  video gone viral of the coaster in action shows dad helping to get the show rolling with a large stick he uses to help push the coaster car to the top of the ‘hill’.

From then on, it’s all speed and fun, just like any small amusement park roller-coaster would be.

Check it out.

Image: geekologie.com

Info: Yahoo!

Video: YouTube/makethesale1

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More from Serge:

Baby’s First Week At Home: Invaluable Tips For New Dads

Kids And Race And Equality: On Raising a Loving Child

The Ways Of Love: 20 Things My Kids Have Taught Me About Living

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: A Married Father’s Salute To Solo Parents

25 Things About My Son, Henry

 

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Serge Bielanko writes about fatherhood for Babble Dad and about marriage stuff for Babble Voices at He Said/She Said. His writing has appeared in Esquire and The Huffington Post, as well as on his personal blog, Thunder Pie. He lives with his wife and two kids in central Pennsylvania. Read bio and latest posts → Read Serge's latest posts →

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