I don’t know if I ever mentioned that I have a 10-year-old son. Now that I think of it, I should probably add that up on my About Me page. With that out of the way, I’d like to start off with my actual blog post.

As the title suggests, I bought Josh a brand new toy to play around with. Although many of you would argue with me that this is not a toy but an actual mean of transportation… for me – it’s a toy.

hoverboard joshIf you did not get it by now (and you probably didn’t since I didn’t put in a single firm clue about what the actual toy could be), I bought Josh a hoverboard. He’s been buzzing about wanting one for at least a year. With him improving his grades, going outside more (we finally drove him away from the PC and those darn video games), I just had to award him with something.

So, this hoverboard that i bought really amazed me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m too fat to get onto it, but it still managed to amaze me nonetheless. How, you wonder… Well, that simple piece of plastic and whatnot manages to entertain my son for well over 2 weeks now. Ever since he got it, he spends every moment playing around with it.

First 3-4 days were spent by practicing. After falling on his ass more than a few times on the very first day, I went to Target and bought him some safety guards, just in case. 2 weeks later, best 10 bucks I ever spent – they’ve saved him a lot of bruises!

swagtron t3The particular model that I purchased is called Swagboard T3. As far as I know, it’s supposed to be a good medium tier model that’s suitable for children of all ages. I know that there are much better (and more expensive) models out there… but come on, Josh is just a 10-year old, he doesn’t need anything faster than this one.

With that being said, I would like to conclude this relatively small blog post. I just wanted to share this story with you guys since my kid really enjoys this. if you’re a parent just like me and you cannot think of a good present for your kid, give hoverboards a go. They’re outright awesome, I tell ya!