Do you know how lucky I am??? I am so stinking lucky. My parents, bless their hearts, are swiftly moving on up to be empty nesters and are starting to change their house to reflect that. Nearly everyone has moved out. By this time next month, my sister will be moving to Arizona (not so lucky for me, but great for her) to start her doctoral program in art! (That will make me the only sibling in the older group that doesn’t have a doctoral degree of some sort. Really. It makes me feel like a bit of a dunce with just a master’s, but I don’t intention on returning any time soon.) That will leave only one adult brother at home with them.
Wow, but I digress. TANGENT!
Well, the recent advantage of being the oldest is that as they are changing around their house and their yard, we are getting to be the beneficiaries of it. Last year, we were so lucky to get their air hockey table. This year, they were so nice to bring over their trampoline. My kids have been in 7th heaven. Every day they wear themselves out jumping to death on that thing.
We put it on the small side of our yard, which I am sure is FANTASTIC for our next door neighbors to listen to. There is a light on that side and the sprinklers work much better on that side. We have found that putting a sprinkler under the tramp and jumping can be nearly as fun as going to the pool and doesn’t require extra money for us to go out.