Now, I have the Black-Eyed Peas in my head. It could be worse, I guess. We are crummy parents. Our children lack in the backyard fun because we no longer have a swingset for them. When we moved to Fort Benning, we took ours to my moms. When we moved back, we didn’t want to move it again. Our neighborhood has an ah-mazing playground but I get aggravated with having to go there in this yucky weather (okay, it may not be too horrible in the south, but it isn’t very “March” weather). What to do? What to do?
Marty and I decided we would buy the kids a swingset. At first we were set on a wooden one. Then I realized I was not happy with the prices and size that come with those “fancy” wood ones. The metal ones were blah too. What in the world, people! Why can’t these companies make an awesome set without the eye bulge of a price tag?
After researching a bit more, I scrolled across an interesting concept on the “swingset”. After Marty looked it over, we discussed it more and then voila- CHECKOUT. My babies will leave me alone now. Hehehe, but seriously, they will leave me alone with the nagging of wanting to be outside. Soon I can sit in my kitchen and watch them play.
What did we finally decide on?
“What is an IronKid?
An IronKid is a youth who is inspired and motivated through sport to lead an active, positive and healthy lifestyle. Started in 1985 the IronKids National Triathlon (swimming, running, biking) is the Premier youth race series in the United States. Seven time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong is a past IronKid. Thousands of kids in the United States aspire to compete in these IronKids races that are organized across the country. As kids play they are also getting a good workout and when they associate play and exercise that feeling will stay with them as long as they are encouraged. The Inspiration Fitness Playground will get your kids outdoors instead of playing video games, on the computer or watching TV all day.
IronKids Cooling Mist Inspiration 750 Fitness Playground Metal Swing Set and UV Protective Sunshade:
- A great workout for kids
- Will get your kids outdoors instead of playing video games, on the computer or watching television all day
- Rope Climb will help a kid?s sense of balance and will strengthen both leg and arm muscles
- Using IronKid?s Swing Sets will build body coordination, burn calories, builds body muscles, reduces excess weight and increases children?s confidence
- The mist system combined with the extended sunshade, will keep kids active so they can go outside and play instead of being stuck indoors, sitting, watching TV or playing video games
- Features 7 activities that will keep 6 kids busy at the same time
Features and Specifications:
- Features 2″ Arch Built U-shaped powder treated steel support posts
- Designed for children between the ages of 3 to 8
- Limited Lifetime Warranty on the frame and 6 months coverage on all other components
- 2″ tubular steel frame
- Corkscrew shaped ground stake system will eliminate any parent’s concern for safety and stability
- Dimensions: 13.3′L x 9′W x 8.25′H (not including trampoline)
- 2 swings with contoured plastic seats and plastic covered swing chains for hand protection
- 42? Fitness Jumper Trampoline includes a heavy gauge steel frame, USA made jumping mat and can handle up to 100 lbs. Included safety handle
- Monkey Bar with added hand grips
- 6? Fitness Slide all weather coated plastic and rolled sides for hand protection
- Expanded Sunshade provides harmful UV ray sun protection will help keep kid?s cool
- Rope Climb is 6 ft high, with molded connectors and ?? thick heavy duty weather resistant rope
- Rope Wall Soft Deck Platform is 3?ft high and can support up to 100lbs. Kid?s will hang out on it.
- Cooling Mist System has an adjustable mist volume control and 4 brass nozzles. The mist covers all stations of the swing set and hooks up easily to any external water faucet or typical water hose. Also includes shut off valve. The mist will keep kids cool, without soaking everything.”
We ordered it from Walmart and saved. It is currently on RollBack for $349.00 with FREE shipping to the store. This unit is regularly $429.97. Woo-Hoo. I already received an email saying it has been shipped. Next week is going to be a lot of fun for my Busy Bees.