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.
For ANZAC Day this is so beautiful and tender
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