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    My First bannana!

    I woke around 0630hrs this morning so that I could get my 5 year old daughter to school. The first think she said to me was "Dad when are you going to buy me a hammock like yours." Next thing my wife knew the kid was at school and hubby was searching for fabric at the local walmart.

    After about 1.5 hours hard manual labor I was napping in a brand new bannana.... well hammock that was about 2 feet to short for me. I realize the color could damage your eyes if look directly at it, but yellow is her favorite color. I also found a use for those crappy stock Claytor straps.

    Then she came home and you would have thought I gave her a pony made out of candy. She gave me the biggest hug ever and hasn't stopped smiling sense she found it in the back yard.

    Mike


    Last edited by Just Jeff; 09-15-2008 at 21:01. Reason: Fixed pics

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    New Member mike_ff's Avatar
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    I can't get the images to show in the post but you can see them in my gallery. Please all feedback is welcome/ needed. I am interested in improving my DIY skills.

    Mike

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    Very cool, I know your daughter loves it ! I made my 16yo niece a hammock & tarp for her 16th bday. I made her a silver Claytor clone and a purple cat cut tarp. I couldn't stand the purple sil until I hung it. It actually looked real good with the silver hammock, who would of guessed ?
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    I hope you can get the pictures to post Mike. I know she's excited
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Cool. My 3-y-o loves getting in the hammock with me but I think I'd better wait for him to get a little older before I make him his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaxHiker View Post
    Cool. My 3-y-o loves getting in the hammock with me but I think I'd better wait for him to get a little older before I make him his own.
    I don't think 3 is to young as long as you are there while they are in the hammock.

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    Whatever skills you lack in DIY you more than make up for in parenting skills...nothing is more important than sharing with a child. Five Stars!!!! Two Thumbs Up!!!!
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    Awesome stuff - hammocking is a great thing to share with kids. What kid doesn't like swinging?!
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    Hammocks are taking over our house!

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxHiker View Post
    Cool. My 3-y-o loves getting in the hammock with me but I think I'd better wait for him to get a little older before I make him his own.
    I have 27 mo old that loves the hammock I slung over the bottom bunk of his sisters bed...lol. I used an old sheet and hung it up tight between the diagonals of the top bunk (picture: top bunk then hammock over the bottom bunk...I have a pic somewhere..LOL)

    Anyway, he (and my 10yr old and 7yr old) loves climbing into it. He also loves falling out of it onto his bed (the bottom bunk).

    We have a really small house so all of the rooms are pretty small. My 10yr old just acquired more floor space since we took out his bed and replaced it with a hammock. He would not have it any other way. He says he sleeps better (although he has NEVER had a hard time sleeping, waking up YES). he just unclips it and puts it into a pouch on the wall when he wants it out of the way.

    Now if I can just convince the wife to get rid or OUR bed...LOL.

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    I held off reading this message thinking it had something to do with dancing banana icons a la whiteblaze. It doesn't. whew.

    Good for you!

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