With so much recent scientific research demonstrating that play has serious benefits, we thought it only responsible of us to share this fabulous awesome brain-stimulating Swing Table from Duffy London.
Is it cheap? No, not by the longest of shots. In fact, we'll give you the British price first to ease you into it: It's 6,895 pounds. That's about $11,100 at current exchange rates.
But! If you're looking to justify it to yourself, remember that it does come with eight chairs. A single dining chair often retails for, what, $250? So look there, you'd save $2,000. And it's available in custom finishes and sizes. (See people sitting in it, plus a red version and a black version, in our slideshow or on Duffy London's website.)
Besides, we ask you, in our most serious and stentorian voice: What price fun?
Here's a TED talk about the scientifically proven benefits of play. Show it to your boss when the corporate credit card bill arrives.