I don’t think I ever mentioned it, but recently some friends of ours moved away (sad) and left us their trampoline (happy) .
The boys have been having a BLAST on it. On really hot days they put the sprinkler under it, turn it on, and let the water blast through to give them a shower. It has been SO much fun for them.
Here are a couple of shower-less pics…
Whoa, Malachi is flying on this one.
Now it’s Elias’ turn to fly.
They’ve been begging me to join them sometime. I’ve been fighting it for a while. Like…really…the trampoline? Me? Naw, you kids go ahead and have fun. I’ll just watch and take pictures.
But then a few nights ago I surprised them by climbing on!
I can not believe how much fun it was!
I also can not believe that all of my internal organs stayed where they’re supposed to stay. Good Night Nellie…I’m not as young as I used to be.
Here are a few trampoline jumping tips (just in case you might need them some day):
- Definitely jump on one if you have the chance.
- Go…to the bathroom…first.
- Swing your arms all around while you jump. You’ll feel like a kid again.
- Let your kids take pictures of you so that you have proof of your uh…fun.
- Don’t listen to a thing your kids suggest to you while you’re jumping.
Seriously, I had just gotten on the thing and taken about four jumps when they start shouting at me, “Mom…try a Cannon Ball!” and “Can you do a flip and land it?” and “Can we all get up there with you now?”
I…on the other hand…was shouting things like, “Ohmahgoodness-I-hope-I-don’t-puke. Do your stomachs feel this weird when you come down off a jump?” and “No I can not do a Cannon Ball and I am absolutely sure I can not land anything.” and “No please do NOT get up here with me. We have really crummy health insurance.”
I also laughed myself silly.
And then I got up there again the next day.
Really…you’ve gotta try it sometime.