As the summer came to and end our family was surprised with an AWESOME win from Urban Mommies and Springfree Trampoline!
A week later we had a full sized trampoline delivered to our property and set about getting it set up while the kids impatiently looked over our shoulder.
The last time I have been on a trampoline was shortly after my first daughter was born. We were at a friends, there was much Blueberry tea happening, and I was wearing denim overalls.
About the third jump my bladder started to loosen and shortly after my denim overalls went dark. My body could not compete against the force of the trampoline. Over the years, attending kids gymnastic birthdays I was always drawn to the trampoline, but would never give in. My bladder wasn’t up to the challenge.
And now we have one of our own, staring me down in the garden, whispering it’s bouncing playfulness as I try to work.
So, I jump.
And I’ll be honest with you, my first jumps didn’t go too well. Despite not drinking for the day, my bladder still couldn’t fight the force. The kids would have me jump a few times and then I would be off running to change my pants as they laughed at my urgency.
Which is perfectly horrendous.
But I kept jumping. And jumping. And peeing, and jumping.
And then it was mostly just jumping. And I could jump higher, and soon I wasn’t rushing off embarrassed, or worried about leaking. Soon I could jump and my bladder would jump with me.
My bladder was learning how to hold on and jump WITH me, and I was learning how to jump with IT.
In my younger days trampolines were fun, but I didn’t realize until I was a forty (ish) year old that they are actually pretty extraordinary for your body fitness.
Our kids are jumping, and sweating and breathing heavily. Their legs are getting stronger and their balance and coordination better. Oh, and they are LAUGHING.
Hubby and I as well are jumping, and sweating and feeling our legs and core. This thing is a workout.
We always wanted a trampoline but it was one of those big ticket purchases we kept putting off. I think if I had known now what a great way it is to get the kids outside and active and what an asset it is to their fitness, we would have invested much sooner.
And me. . . I no longer fear the trampoline. I can jump, at forty (ish) with glee, and my overalls will stay dry!