Saturday, July 21, 2007

Jumping for Joy

We are now the er, proud, if not somewhat paranoid owners of what seems like a gi-normous trampoline. One of my best friends had the 14 foot trampoline in her backyard for her 4 (yes 4 - I would have ripped my hair out by now) kids. They got bored with it so she offered it to us. The kids have been soooooo excited waiting to get the trampoline. Unfortunately, the night before we got the trampoline I discovered some of the dangers. I thought the only danger was falling off and hey, Julie was giving us the netted sides to go with the trampoline so there's no danger of falling off.

When I told my Dad we were getting the trampoline, he made me aware of some of the other concerns. Well, yikes! Anyway, after much research and stringent rules in place, we decided to get it and the kids absolutely love it. But as my friend Jenny said when she saw me with the kids while they were jumping on it, "You're gonna bite your nails every time they go on there aren't you?!" Yeah, pretty much but you should see their joy filled little faces as Mommy quietly has panic attacks, white knuckles gripping the sides of the trampoline. (Yes, my husband thinks I'm crazy, by the way.)

*Addendum: With a lot of coercion, I actually tried the trampoline this afternoon. It actually is really fun and wow, it's a really good cardio workout!

4 comments:

HobbyMommy said...

Scary!

Nice use of the slide show and putting more Thirty-One info at the top!

michelle said...

I love your products! I am off to search your site...so fun! Have a great time on the trampoline!!!

Happy Homemaker said...

Glad to have found your blog! Thanks for the comment!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I bet they just love it!

I think I'd have to sip on a glass of wine (or two) if my girls had one of those! I don't even want them to know those exist yet...I don't even want to concede to a Barbie scooter...so far so good! ;)