Santa brought the kids a trampoline for Christmas. Unfortunately, he didn’t put it together…the evil ole man! So, the task fell to me. Getting the trampoline together was fine, but the enclosure around it was a project that, because of some bad U-Bolts, took two weeks to finish.

So, on New Year’s Day, all 4 of us went out and jumped on the trampoline for about an hour. There is scarcely a greater display of joy in the world than a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old jumping on a trampoline for the first time with their parents still clinging to their youth.

It makes all the anguish of trampoline assembly purgatory worth it.