Bounce – Sat 12th Sept 2015

By | September 12, 2015

A whole host of new experiences and a heap of sensory overload today for D, poor thing. 

We headed off to a birthday party held in a trampolining play area.   In principle, it sounds fantastic, who doesn’t like to have good old bounce? Our trampoline is a great stress-reliever and it’s good exercise too.

But… add in a stranger-filled environment, children excitedly rushing past and the noise of being inside (what was basically) a warehouse with no fresh air and it made for a challenging time, not just for D but the other attendees too.

Don’t count me wrong, anything that increases exercise, gets the heart rate up and detracts from tablets is a bonus, just not today.

A couple of heavily-cropped pictures, this area had lots of little trampoline squares with the rule of one person per square:


And trampoline basketball, again one at a time:


These moments were rare, D bolted a few times, cried a lot and, thanks to a fellow parent who will sleep very well tonight, was gently persuaded onto the trampolines.

It’s difficult, isn’t it? Everyone benefits from trying new experiences, it’s a learning curve.  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.  Maybe the answer would have been a pre-visit, but bearing in mind, it was a 45 minute car journey and impossible to reach by public transport –  we got a lift today – that wasn’t going to happen.

C’est la vie, I guess. 

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