@stairguy...sorry, didn't even think of that! Too funny! Now THERE'S a visual!
@Fronkey: my son was excited to try out the hammock, in part because of your videos! He had seen me watching one of your videos on the Superior Hiking Trail, wanted to know what I was doing, so I showed him. I explained that you were a backpacker/hammocker who did these videos, and that you often hiked with a dog or two....then the next thing I know, we had watched the rest of the videos in that series. Pretty cool!
The next day, we had tickets to see the Ravens (we're ridiculous Ravens homers). This is a very big deal in the bdaabat household...we dont often get to go to games. We go to the game, end up having a fabulous time, and as we're driving home after being at the stadium for the past 6 hours, my son looks at me and says, "Dad, when we get home, can we watch more Fronkey videos?".
You've made an impression!
He's still excited to try hammocking... I think the overall excitement of sleeping in the hammock was part of the problem. He couldn't get to sleep!
I've recently convinced Mrs. Bdaabat that we need to establish some eye bolts in the basement to set up our hammocks. So, yes, even though the overnight wasn't a sleeping success for the whole family, I believe the overall experience was a big success.