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Carpet Skates! – Why didn’t I think of that?



Do you remember when you were a kid and you and your friends would find your most slippery socks to “skate” on a nice polished floor?  Twirls, leaps, moves that would have impress Dorothy Hamill, no doubt.  That was back in the day when we had to make our own fun – it didn’t come packaged in a box with directions.  Remember?

I relived all of my triple toeloop highlights the first time I walked past the exhibit of Fun Slides at a toy trade show several years back.  So simple.  So genius.  Made by Simtec, the same company that created EZ Moves Furniture Slides used to move heavy furniture with the push of a finger, these skates are awesome.  The company agreed to sell me two pairs at the end of that particular trade show and I brought them home to see if my kids would love them as much as I did.

The skates were wildly popular… with the entire neighborhood.  For months our furniture was moved to the perimeter of our living room will kids took turns using the skates to perform.  Daredevils took them to the top of our carpeted stairs, sitting on their heels and riding down the “hill”.  My kids enjoyed having the “it” toy – with a msrp of $19.99!

Great gift, but be warned – you may lose your living room to future Olympic figure skaters and hockey players!


About connoisseur of kid stuff

mom of 1, soon to be 2 teenage daughters. wife to vegetarian artist husband. writer. reader. entrepreneur. passion for children's products and book industries, of which I have been a part in multiple capacities over the last fourteen years.

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