It’ll Be Fun

I was in the mood for some adventure on Friday.  It had been a really hard and very long week at work, my son had told me how he “Needed His Space” just a few days earlier and well, I was so over it all.

So, I checked my bank balance and then got on-line.

Hello indoor trampoline park! Fun and exercise! #Winning!


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I grew up with a trampoline, my sister and I got it for our birthday one year (I think it was birthday, because it was sunny out, and our birthdays are in the summer months, but I could be totally wrong).  And, I think I was under 10 when we got it because I don’t think we had Lee yet.  (Yes, I judge a good portion of my life based on who is around me!)


I grew up on a trampoline – and I. Loved. It!!! It was so much fun, we all had a blast on it.

I haven’t jumped on a trampoline since approximately 1992.

So naturally, it’s a great idea to just dive right back in!

I bought an hours worth of time for me and Mr. T.

And we bounced.

And bounced.

And bounced!

Flight deck basketball

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And we played trampoline basketball!  I actually made 95% of my shots!  It’s amazing how accurate you get when you are inches from the hoop!

Then Mr. T goes “Go jump into the foam pit!”

“It’ll be fun!” he says.

Flight deck foam pit

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So, I did it, because as I posted on Facebook:

Flight deck selfie

A sweaty mom? Yes. A mom that sits on the sideline? Never! 

Needless to say – the foam pit is not my friend.  I felt like a beached whale trying to navigate my way back to the ledge, and then ended up having Mr. T come help pull me out because there isn’t a step or anything to help a 40 year old woman get her butt out of a pit filled with weird foam squares!!!

It was not my finest moment.  I was totally drenched in sweat after that!

Still, it was worth it!

We bounced a bit longer and laughed and joked and then decided it was about time to head back.  I knew I’d be feeling it tomorrow, but man, was it fun!

Later than night, I realized my hands were sore.



 Yeah, okay, my knuckles are very red, and quite a bit swollen… and I know it was from some of the tricks I was performing while bouncing! And if you look closely, you’ll see that the redness extends all the way to my little pinky finger!

The next day they were still red and swollen, and then you could see where the skin was torn.  It pretty much looked like I had been in a fight!

By Sunday I was starting to worry that I might have fractured my left hand – it was still really sore and swollen over two of the knuckles.  Then I looked over and my right hand was still sore and swollen, so I decided that maybe it wasn’t fractured after all! I just tend to forget how very sensitive my skin is!

It’s three days later and the broken skin is healing, the redness is gone and the swelling is starting to finally subside.

But, you know what?

It was worth it.

62 thoughts on “It’ll Be Fun

  1. I’m glad you had fun! I would not be the mom sitting on the side too, I’d be jumping right along with the kids. Why let them have all the fun? I hope the swelling is totally gone by now! xoxo
    p.s. My city sucks, we don’t have a trampoline park! Not one!

  2. How Leaders Manage says:

    I never get to you posts in time. By the time I do there is always a string a comments on here already, so I’m hesitant posting. You are Ms. Popular. If this doesn’t get lost in the crowd, I would like to say that an indoor park looks amazing. It had to be worth two damaged hands. At least it wasn’t an arm and a leg.

    • First off Cranston – never hesitate!! I love hearing from you and always have time for you! And yes, it was totally worth the two damaged hands! And, in a few years, I expect to see pictures of you hosting a birthday party at one! 🙂 If I thought we could get away with it – I’d convince T to have his 16th BD party there!

  3. good for you! That’s awesome, I actually envy that you did it. I took my sons to that exact jump place (but in my town, obvs) about a month ago and thought it was pretty amazing. But did I jump. Hell-to-the-no. Looks like I should have. 🙂

  4. You are like the coolest, most fun Mom ever. I was laughing about your story about the exit from the ball pit. My gosh, I have had that experience in a pool, when I have the buoyancy of water to assist and still I struggle!

    • Lol! The worst part was, it was all teenagers working and you know they can pop in and out of the foam pit like it’s nothing… And then there is me! It was worth the slight embarrassment tho, cause everything else was a total blast!

  5. That is so awesome! OOOOOhhhh…they don’t have anything like that where I live! They say Kansas is at least 5 years behind…
    I also have to give you an incredible amount of praise for doing that after 40. I’m several years older and tried jumping on a trampoline a few years ago and it was worse than sneezing, coughing, and laughing combined!
    I’m so delighted that you always LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST!

    • THANK YOU!!! I was saying today at lunch that my goal is to fully participate in life! I don’t have to be the one up front with the microphone (in fact, I prefer not to be) but I’ll be in the room, participating, in the event! 🙂

      I just round a roller skating park… That is next!

  6. I need to take Em to a trampoline park, she would love it! And so would I!! The best part about having kids is that it gives me an excuse to do those fun things! Can’t wait to take her ice skating!!!

  7. Saving My Belly Button Ring says:

    So, so, so cool and I am so, so so jealous! Glad you guys had fun!! Those foam traps, very hard to get out of but so fun to jump into! I took an adult gymnastics class once and that was what was waiting on the other side of dismounting. And EVERYONE had problems getting out. You feel kinda silly not being to get out of it gracefully. hahaha

      • Saving My Belly Button Ring says:

        Now that would have been pressure!!! hahaha I feel you pain, I just wanted to get out as quickly as possible without looking like a complete moron.

  8. Paul says:

    I’ve watched some young men play basketball on one of those with trampolines half way up the wall. Amazing! They were literally flying across the field horizontal to the floor. I couldn’t imagine my 56 year old body doing that and surviving. But it was awesome to watch. I bow down to your bravery in entering such a nut-house and I’m glad you’re healing well.

    • Thanks Paul! I will admit that my 40 year old body did feel it more than my teenage body ever did – but it was worth it – and so much fun! And sadly, my son and I aren’t near as talented as those young men you mentioned – but they are so much fun to watch! It’s amazing, isn’t it!?!

  9. Ouch glad to hear it was so much fun, you are a brave woman indeed! My kids have been to various trampolines and I must admit although tempted I have never been game enough to give it a go. Maybe next time 😉

  10. That sounds like so much fun! I would love that. I didn’t have a trampoline growing up. However, I’ve jumped on them – more as an adult – and always like it. I keep trying to work up the nerve to try and flip but I end up getting nervous that I am not high enough. Anyway, trampolines are cool!

  11. You have this trampoline park too! But then it’s not surprising as ours is imported from the US. We don’t have the basketball play. And I think we should! It’ll make it so fun and I can already imagine my kids fighting to have a slam dunk, eh.. from the bottom lol! They are still not that height 🙂 I am sure Mr T enjoys this “space” with you 🙂

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