Tech DeckPosted: August 13, 2008
What is it? It’s basically a mini skateboard that comes in a variety of styles. “Collect them all!” Kids at camp have been playing with (and/or nagging their parents to get) them all summer long. Now, you can’t ride the thing — unless you were the size of a grasshopper. You’re supposed to do tricks with them using your hands: flips, jumps, etc. Our kitchen table has been transformed into a skate park.
Yes, we finally broke down and got each of them one last week. Actually Bryna broke down when I was out of town — I flat out refused to buy them something so ridiculous. Even though, as the boys pointed out, “they’re only $4 each.” Yeah, for the first one.
Yesterday Zack lost a wheel in my car on the way back from dinner. This was a huge crisis until I saved the day by tearing apart my car and using a flashlight to recover the minuscule piece.
My real complaint with the Tech Deck — beyond the name which makes no sense to me — is that I didn’t invent it myself. What was I (not) thinking!