Ask any parent and they will admit that having children has its ups and downs but in the end, there is a lot of joy involved. After all, it is the joy that makes raising children worthwhile.
Even though we may have a lot of smiles throughout the years, most parents will also admit that there is a lot of pain associated with being a parent as well.
Let’s face it, raising kids is hard work and it comes with both emotional and physical pain. When you stop to think about how much you have to run after the little one to try to keep up with them, it’s little wonder that our back feels like it is breaking sometimes.
If you find that you feel this way, you might want to take the page out of the parenting book of Ken Kawamoto. He is a Google software engineer and he came up with a plan to take advantage of his son’s obsession with toy trains. He did so to trick him into giving him a back massage.
How did he accomplish this?
First up, he designed the T-shirt with a train track imprinted on the back. It allows his son to run his toy trains over it while the dad is wearing it. The train’s movement acts as the massage. In addition, there are some station signs and pond imprinted on the white T-shirt.
Kawamoto sent out the tweet showing the shirt in motion.
Since being posted last month, the tweet has racked up well over 1 million views.
Not only does dad get a massage and some relaxation, he isn’t expected to do any more then lay there and relax while his son has some fun with his toy trains.
The shirt is being referred to as “the t-shirt that gets you a massage from your kids just by plopping down on the floor”.
The tracks are marked by train station signs including “right shoulder”, “left shoulder”, “spine”, and “lower back”. It’s rather ingenious because the father can direct the ‘conductor’ to any station that needs a visit.
Sound like a good idea? You can actually purchase one for yourself on Amazon.
Considering the free massages that you may be getting for years, it seems well worth the price.