Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Trampolining

At various times of the day, Climber will disappear to the trampoline, armed with two plastic wickets from a beach cricket set. He will then proceed to have a lengthy battle, using the plastic wickets as light-sabres, with an Unseen Opponent who is clearly highly skilled in the use of The Force. (That is a Star Wars reference just in case you were wondering. Surely no-one was wondering though.) This Unseen Opponent chucks my poor child around ferociously, although I gather, via the many sound effects emanating from the trampoline, that Climber gives him/her/it as good as he gets.  I went out with the camera yesterday to capture Climber in motion. He is not, in this instance, in full Jedi mode, rather he is appearing just as himself, demonstrating for the camera his Magnificent High Back-Bounce.   (Recently Astrid and I were privy to Climber trying to teach Astrid's girls how to effect the Magnificent High Back-Bounce. The younger, more fearless girl got it, but the Pea could only manage a bit of a back sit-down and I really don't blame her.  It is quite terrifying.)  Anyway, I liked the photos so much I put them in a slideshow.



Also, here is the Cherub having a little go with just the single light-sabre. Check the trampoline hair! Seconds after I took that last photo, all the static electricity in his hair was transferred into my left shoulder. Zap! Ow.

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10 comments:

  1. Oh goooooooood music to go with great photos - I'm off to Itunes!

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  2. That's so cool! Don't tell Climber, but it reminds me of the fight scene from Charlies angels (which I love).

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  3. wow, the things kids can do! That back jump is magnificent!

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  4. Gracious me! He is a high jumper and very proud to be so, judging by that face at the end of the slide show.

    I do think that the trampoline hair is more terrifying. That amount of static would zap you with a single touch!

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  5. I am with the Pea on this one. Thought it does look like magnificent fun!

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  6. Oh, how wonderful to be so young and so confident in your beautiful strong body! Your boys are lovely.

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  7. Sooo good. Back in the mists of time I could do back jump over to front flop and other trampoliney stuff. If I did it now it would cause disarrangement of internal organs and I would probably pee myself.
    Love this slide show. You have splendid children.

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