The lunchroom was all a-twitter at Lincoln High this week (Lincoln being the semi-permanent home of [email protected] Elementary School). Rumor had it that someone at a nearby home had installed a slide in their front yard – a slide which slid straight into a fence. The slide was quickly dubbed the “sui-slide” and the kids eagerly discussed whether there was any safe way to go down it – perhaps dressed in one of those sumo wrestler costumes or if you propped a mattress against the fence?
To my son’s delight, we managed to locate the sui-slide. It’s a fairly long steep slide, which runs down the grade of the home’s front yard. About two feet from the foot of the slide is a new-looking fence, which seems to serve the purpose of preventing sliders from catapulting off the bottom of the slide and over the sidewalk. However, it doesn’t look like the sort of fence into which you would want to do a face plant. Ouch.
The slide is located near both Lincoln High and University House retirement community. I can’t help but imagine a playdate involving elementary school kids, retired seniors and the sui-slide. If only the neighbors knew what a buzz their slide has caused!