For our son’s second Christmas when he was a little over a year old, his grandma and grandpa get him a swingset. We spent hours, so many hours, playing on it. We pushed him on the swing and he learned to conquer the slide and on hot summer days, we’d put his kiddie pool at the bottom of the slide so he could splash in.
But then when we sold our house, the buyers asked for that beloved swing set. We hemmed and hawed over it and eventually signed it over. We didn’t want the swingset to be the deal-breaker and Harry was already starting to “outgrow” the little slide. On moving day, it still stung to take down the infant swings and put back up the swings that came with the set. It just felt like we were saying goodbye to a piece of Harry’s babyhood.
When we moved into the new house, the first thing Harry did was ask for his swingset. Oh, how he cried when we told him it stayed at the old house. Oh, how we felt like the crappiest parents in the universe. But we needed to do a massive backyard renovation first to fix water drainage issues. Now that the drainage is fixed and spring is almost upon us, it’s time to get serious about swingsets.
Here are a few that I found and OH MY GOSH THEY ARE AWESOME and also really impractical. So I threw in ones that are serious contenders and despite my love for the Noah’s Ark, I think we found our winner!
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