swing on a swing set





20 minutes



There are different ways to swing on a swing set.

I’ve tried them all yesterday at the playground where Hubby took the kids and I.

  1. Swing like other people do: sit on the swing, take momentum, hold the chain and enjoy

2. Sit head down: sit on the swing and when you have enough momentum, put your head (and hair) upside down. Keep your eyes open to see the world from a different perspective. Downside? Vertigo

3. Stand on the swing: while you have enough momentum, hold on the chain tight and jump to put your feet on the swing. Caution: try it only if you’re 100% sure you won’t miss the swing. I almost missed my shot

4. Rotate: while sitting on the swing, spin several times and when the chain are intertwined, release your hold. Spring effect guaranteed.

5. Swing with a toddler on your laps: hearing the little boy’s laughter is worth the fear of ending nose on the floor. Keep it short to preserve your strength and keep a firm hold.

6. Go as high as you can: the most intense sensations. Stomach upside down, like on a mini roller coaster. Quick adrenaline shot. 

Best thing of the self-care?

When you end up playing all over the playground, holding hands with the kiddos on the slide, falling together, laughing and not looking at your watch to see how much time is a decent time for staying at the playground.

A fun way to be a parent.


WHY IS IT SELF-CARE? “In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.”

Friedrich Nietzsche


Want more adrenaline than you could get on a regular swing set?

Watch this video: The ultimate way to swing in Ecuador.

Brrr…I wouldn’t try it.

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