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.
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