Friday, March 20, 2009

Men's Playground - Maennerspielplatz

Hot Dads need little to keep themselves amused. Beer, fire, meat to grill, women. Maybe a little wild sex outside. And literature! (in the form of a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue - micro bikinis and body paint, oh my!)

But that's just the manly image we give to the world.

Scratch beneath the surface of a hot dad, burrow through the complexities of family, career, finances, football, and whatever else occupies our minds and time - and you'll find a little boy dying to get out and play.

And what do little boys like to play with? Big, loud, messy toys.

Introducing: Maennerspielplatz - the Men's Playground in Germany (featured in the December issue of Wired.)

Everything the little boy inside a hot dad could ever dream or desire, they've got it at Maennerspielplatz.

There's the ever-popular backhoe

A noisy and destructive jackhammer

Muddy and loud dirt bikes

Off-road racing in trucks

I'm thinking Hot Dads needs to organize a field trip so we can get a first-hand look at the Man's Playground - Maennerspielplatz.

Then again, in this down economy, with international travel a pricey leisure option, we could always sit around sipping vodka martinis, and live vicariously through our kids' Tonka trucks.

Olives or a lemon twist?


Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Mmm, I'm a lemon twist girl but olives will do in a pinch.

You can all come and crash at my place, Kassel is about 2 and half hours away. But I've got lots of room and a sandbox right in my backyard! You'd have to bring your own trucks though ;)

Kat said...

I NEED to go there with my husband. He is out playing paintball right now..seriously.

Always Home and Uncool said...

Awesomeness in sooo many ways.

MindyMom said...

Boys never outgrow their need for toys, do they? ;)

Susan said...

How funny is it that every man in the world is amused and entertained my these massive machines? And all a woman needs is a 4 inch bullet sized vibrating toy with a couple of double A batteries. Add a vodka martini, and we're in heaven.

~*Jobthingy*~ said...

i would play there. nuts to that

TentCamper said...

I could totally get into that. Maybe we could start one here in the states. Starting with beer, vodka, a few dancing girls all set beside a big sand pit with the tonka trucks and a few shovels. T'would be a start!

Kim said...

I think Tentcamper is on to something. You could make a fortune. Every time I mention a project around this house, the very first thing my hubs says is, "Can I rent a Bobcat?"

The Exception said...

I like Tent Campers idea too... but then again, there are time when I, as a hot mom, wouldn't mind getting a tad dirty myself. There is something about playing with the big machines, feeling the vibrations of a jack hammer, and driving things with sticks that can be appealing.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...
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dadshouse said...

If we start our own Men's Playground like this, we can hand out 4 inch vibrators as door prizes so all the hot moms will be happy later.

The Exeption - your description of riding big machines reminds me of that scene in Talladega Nights with the lady who loved the vibration from the cars speeding by.

Here is comes...!

jewelryandgiftsbyrebecca said...

If you go on that field trip, take my hubby with you. He's a big kid that brews his own beer.
Until then I'll watch him play with the Tonka trucks while I sip my martini...lemon twist thank you.

Daddy Geek Boy said...

I would imagine this place has a sports bar/video game lounge, which acts like the ski lodge. When we finish playing with our big toys, we head inside to play with the small ones.

Man, I am so there.

Sandi said...

well that just looks awesome but now you have me drooling for a vodka martini.

Sara said...

Well, I was trying to leave a comment, but it disappeared into space...Back to my original thought...who said only men would appreciate this playground. I'd like to give a try at the backhoe and the the jackhammer (well maybe). Truthfully, this sounds like a lot of fun! Have to admit, I'm not really into martinis as I prefer a good red wine :~)

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Hey Dadshouse...what if not all the mom's are HOT? Or in your perspective are ALL mom's hot? LOL

Is that what you are saying?

Or are you saying that those that have won the coveted HOT MOM'S button only get the vibrators?

just saying :)

Hubman said...

Up here in MA there is a place called Davis Farmland that one day a year has a "Big Toys" day- construction equipment, fire trucks, police vehicles, farm equipment. There is usually 1 or 2 pieces of construction equipment the kiddos can operate, under the supervision of one of the construction guys, of course! I've always wanted to know where I could do that and now I know!!!

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