Much to our happy surprise, Santa came to our house this year and one of the things that he brought was a fun game called Djubi.
St. Nick obviously knew that our family enjoys going to the park everyday and while we love to fly kites and chase balls, it's nice to have some variety.
The game, which is a mix between slingshot and lacrosse and catch, consists of two launchers/catchers and two rubber balls that have a band running through the middle of them. One player hooks one of the bands on the rubber ball to the hook on their paddle...
They pull the ball back and then, let it FLY through the air...
While the second player catches the ball in their net.
Santa brought us two Djubi sets, for a total of four launchers/catchers and four balls. Santa also brought an extra set of Djubi balls, in case the rubber bands on our balls snap. (Thus far, not an issue. Although successfully catching the ball sometimes is an issue. Oops Andy. Little late.)
Since Christmas, we've played Djubi at least five times. At the beach, at a few different parks and even at a rest stop on Interstate 5, during our 12 hour drive home from northern California. Because we are a wild and crazy bunch.
Usually, Charlie and I will play with two of the triplets and the third will run around collecting the balls that we've missed. Much like Wimbledon.
The kids are really getting good at catching balls that have been launched to them, but it takes some arm strength to hold the paddle and launch the ball. After about 15 minutes of playing Djubi with Charlie, my forearms were sore and my legs were tired from running around. So not only is it a fun game, it's a great workout that makes one appear very athletic and attractive.
Step back ... he's ALL mine.
Oh yes. This is the man I married...