Thursday, January 8, 2009
This is a bongo board. Do any of you remember this item? Back in the 70's this was a really common fun play item. My elementary school even had them and we did them a lot during PE. They were developed to help with balance and I think "strengthen your core." My sister even held the school record for being able to balance on it the longest.
My parents refused to buy one, so my sisters and I fashioned one out of a piece of plywood and I think some round blocks taped together. Maybe it was cans of food.
Anyway, after asking my husband and family for one for the last five years or so, I finally just bought one for myself. I feel like I am living a childhood dream and have spent a ton of hours on it already. My kids love it and even my four year has figured out how to balance on it. Did we need one? No. Was it as necessary purchase? No. Am I loving finally owning one after years of wanting one? Yes.
On a different subject, I don't write much about what I am reading anymore since I keep track of it on goodreads.com. I am currently loving the last three books in the Maisie Dobbs mystery books by Jacqueline Winspear. Highly recommended. On a more serious note, I am also enjoying "The Strong Man" by James Rosen. It is fulfilling my love on non-fiction/history reading.