Dads will go a long way to keep their kids entertained. I’m talking building dinosaur playgrounds, massive skate ramps, baseball fields, and epic snowmen. Amid the pandemic, they’ve stepped up their game and built graduation platforms, desks for homeschooling, desks for virtual learning, and everything in-between. Dads will even spend six years, building a bobsled hundreds of feet long, just to give their kids something to do in the winter. Wait, what? OK, let’s change that to ONE dad who will spend six years building a backyard bobsled track for his kids.
Aivis Berzins, a dad in Latvia, wanted a project to help keep his kids entertained during the winter, so he decided to DIY a huge bobsled track in his backyard. It took him SIX years to finish. But…it’s incredible.
I mean come on, you’re going to be the envy of the neighborhood with something like that in your backyard. I mean, sure, dads would have to start that when their kids were in utero for them to be able to truly enjoy it long enough to make it worth it. But this is also the type of thing a dad can enjoy by himself long after the kids leave the nest.
Reportedly, he only spent $60 on supplies, and each ride takes about one minute, and the track can reach speeds as high as 19 miles per hour, which is INSANE for a backyard attraction.
And it’s not like this is something he does for work or whatever, the guy is a sheep-shearer. He used mostly old furniture for the building materials, and said the rest was “my initiative and joy of working.’
That is truly amazing, and I will do whatever it takes to make sure my kids never see it and start begging for anything that comes even close to that. They can get a regular old plastic sled, and a giant snow-covered hill at a park and they will like it because they will not know this backyard bobsled world exists.