We're flying now!
10 July 10
At breakfast yesterday, Brioni asked David to rig something up so she could fly “all around everywhere”. Apparently, she was remembering the ladies who suspended themselves from the drapes of cloth at the Chinese New Year celebrations we participated in this past February.
I was amused at her fanciful notions, but even more delighted when David brought some hardware up from the shed to rig a rope swing and suspension sling in our living room!
David tied wire to some heavy-duty cloth to make the sling, and we persuaded Brioni to lie in it. Then David hoisted her up. Brioni’s bravado quickly melted, and the ride didn’t last long.
But all day, we played with the sling, swinging baby-dolls in it and getting used to the idea. By evening, the girls were ready to give it another try.
The flying swing wasn’t too hard to set up. All you require are a strong beam, some rope, cloth, and a D-bolt or pulley.
Why don’t you give it a go?