I spent hours playing with my cousins, my brother and sister, and by myself plopping marbles down the track and listening to the "clack, whiiiirrr, clack, whiiiiirrr, clack" as it dropped and rolled from level to level. I have looked EVERYWHERE for one of these for Adam (as I believe he will love it as much as I did, you know, when he won't choke on the marbles) and now I have found one! What a perfect first Christmas or birthday present! Depending on whether he is still as obsessed with putting things in his mouth as he is right now, it may be kept safely in a closet until a more suitable age.
Maybe I want to play with it, too. So it will be kept in my closet.
Can you picture Adam getting up in the middle of the night, hearing noises from Mommy and Daddy's room, sneaking down the hallway, opening the door, and peeking inside to find us dropping marbles down the track? Talk about scarring.
And the Jew in me is stingy enough to take this opportunity to share a precious keepsake from my childhood with my son and say, "Is it worth $34.95? It is just wood. Is there anyway I could find it for less...or make it?" So now I am in contention with myself.
If you are any kind of woodworker or carpenter send me a message and we may be in business.