We have a new toy in our backyard – an old trampoline!
My parents decided they wanted to get rid of their old, discarded trampoline, which was over 25 years old. And we thought our kids might like it.
So we nabbed it, took it apart, loaded it into the back of a trailer and brought it home.
However, it needed a good clean.
So we threw all three children onto it, gave them a scrubbing brush each and a bucket of soapy water!
Personally I thought it was a recipe for disaster. But they cleaned and bounced with such abandoned thrill and joy!
I love this photo of one of my sons – happily cleaning away- totally oblivious that his movements were making the bucket tip over dangerously and with each bounce, it slowly “walked” towards him. It was like watching a cartoon.
And of course there was a water fight and foam party at the end of all this cleaning business.
The funny thing is… this trampoline was our trampoline when we lived on Christmas Island.
I remember being 9 years old and playing on that thing with my brother, sister, and neighbours.
I remember the HOURS we spent bouncing, climbing up and down, sitting on the edge, waiting for my turn. I remember all the silly bouncing games that we used to make up, all our funny jumping moves, and pretend wrestling matches and so much more. Ah such good times :)
Anyway I was very pleased to see them enjoy it so much.
My 7 year old said, “Jumping is the BEST feeling in he world. It’s like you’re flying in the air or floating in space!”