Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Jumping for joy

Merry Christmas!

There, I said it. I can't stand it when people say "Happy Holidays" when they are too scared to say "Merry Christmas." And a "holiday party" at the end of December...with gifts...food...watching The Polar Express? Please.

Santa brought our boys (and their parents) a trampoline this year! They've always had fun on the ones we've visited, and my wife had been praying and dreaming for one since she was a little girl as well.

Being the mechanically-inclined dad that I am I asked Santa if he could just drop off the unassembled trampoline and I would put it together. He naturally agreed, but he said that I would need to put get it ready the night before Christmas, as he wanted to surprise the boys with it on Christmas morning.

That works for me, but I didn't realize how cold and rainy it would be after dark...when the boys would be asleep. I got most of it done that night (being out after midnight I think I got a Christmas cold too), and finished it early Christmas morning.

We even let the kids have some time on it too!

I'm not brave enough to do a flip on it yet, but I can manage a somersault.

Happy New Year too!


Anonymous said...

Glad to see you have a net around it. Even so, please make sure you use proper safety (only 1 person at a time, etc). One of Barbara's clients received a brain injury as a child because two kids hit heads while jumping. Also, her bosses child broke her leg in 7 places on a trampoline. Just be careful, like 3 and 4 wheelers, they can be fun but dangerous if not used properly.

Sorry for being a negative nancy. :)


John said...

Hey that is great. Those things are great for family fitness. Your one more step closer to your new fitness program...Merry Christmas and I hope the Morton Clan has a great year.

God Bless