My son, gutted the other week because he wasn’t awarded the rugby player-of-the-year trophy, is determined to be the champion of something! He has now been entered for the schools Sports Stacking competition. He got the record speed stacking time in his school and will go on to represent Year three in a local competition.
I’d never heard of Speed Stacks until I spotted a box set, including mat and timer, in our local toy shop last Christmas and decided to get one for me laddy as a stocking filler. He had never seen or heard of them them either but he liked them and played with them quite often for a while but when one of the plastic cups got broken he lost interest, until now that is.
Although at first glance it might seem like a bit of a monotonous pastime, it’s actually great fun and can be quite addictive. The maker’s claim many benefits of playing such as improving co-ordination and concentration skills.
Anyway, now that his interest has been revived and he insists that he should be doing some intensive training, I have to hunt for a spare cup to replace the broken one. Thing is, they don’t sell them individually and a full set of stacking cups will cost me £15.
Why are boys so competative?