Monday, January 11, 2010

RIP Jumpy Jump

Dear Backyard Trampoline,

It sure was fun while it lasted.  The jumping.  The playing.  The squeals of being so scrawny that one loses his shorts delight...


I would even pee hop on you every once in a while. 

And even though Hubby and I were convinced that your existence would lead to at least one emergency room trip, we had been lucky.  There was even that one time that the boyz and I relocated you when Hubby was out of town.  And oh, did we jump!  Until Hubby came back and saw you smack-dab in his FRONT yard and was uh, not happy. And then back to the backyard you went...

Until that fateful November morn.  When the trees were swaying.  The leaves were skittering.  And the wind was whipping ferociously and violently.

A loud THUMP WHUMP CRASH was heard from our sunroom.  We all sprang to look.

And there into the trees you had blown...with what appeared to be a major concussion and 2 broken legs.

So RIP, family trampoline.  You will be gone (in the spring) but not forgotten (because we will probably just replace you with a new one).

*****
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11 comments:

Life As I Know It said...

Another New England weather tragedy...my sympathies go out to you and your family on the loss of your trampoline...may it rest in peace until spring.

Classy Fab Sarah said...

The one thing I was always mad at my parents about growing up was our lack of a trampoline. Thing of all the calories you could burn jumping on it!

Also, I wanted a pool but that was in a whole nother ballpark.

RIP Trenches Family Tramp.

Shell said...

I know my boys would love one of those- but Hubs always says that maybe we'll buy one...for our neighbors. All of the fun, none of the liability.

Jen said...

Trampolines are awesome things for exhausting children. Sorry about your loss.

Manic Mommy said...

Ever since the rednecks on AFV started breaking bones on them, my husband has vetoed them. I would kill to let my kids bounce off energy in one.

Masala Chica said...

this casualty must have really shaken up your family. but now what are you going to do to exhaust your children? make them run around the block a few times? the energy needs to go SOMEWHERE.

that should do it.

rip trampoline. sniff.
kiran

Deb said...

Our neighbors have one, and their kids have completely outgrown it, but they gave us permission to use it whenever we wanted. So much fun! (AND FREE!)

amanda said...

i looooove your pic jumping on the jumpy jump! AWESOME!

KK said...

Cracks me up all the safety net around them these days! I hope you get a new one soon. I can't imagine childhood without one.

Vodka Logic said...

HOw classic is that pic of your son losing his britches. Love it

C (Kid Things) said...

I love how your son is so nonchalant about his pants around his ankles. heh. Those trampolines always look like fun, but I'd be terrified of injuries.

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