When I Grow Up


Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Life, Marriage, Memories | Posted on 16-04-2013

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Remember when you were a child and you thought “when I grow up, I can do whatever I want?”

Adulthood. It’s when you get do whatever you want! It’s when get to buy whatever you want!

When my husband and I were newly married, I bought something I had always wanted, because I could. I bought a 12-foot trampoline to go smack in the middle of our yard. To me, jumping on a trampoline = bliss.

When the trampoline was delivered, I was giddy! My husband and I promptly set it up in the yard and we proceeded to jump. And jump. We jumped for two hours straight. And then.

Ugh. We got the worst headaches. Too much jiggling our brains, I guess.

It was the saddest realization: I was too old to jump on my beloved trampoline. We took it down, boxed it up, and shipped it back.

So much for adulthood.


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I get that same feeling when I go on amusement rides. I LOVE roller coasters. LOVE them. And I used to love the big Pirate Ship that would swing back and forth like a pendulum. And the Tilt-a-Whirl! Oh how I enjoyed that one. These days, I can still ride roller coasters because they don’t go round in circles. But put me on the Pirate Ship or the Tilt-a-Whirl and you’ll see what I’ve eaten for the past day. Sad that I can’t run with the big dogs like I used to.

I had a go on a friends trampoline the other day. I felt a bit sick

That’s too bad! They look so fun but I can’t handle them anymore.

So sad!

I am the exact same way. I can’t do any spinning rides anymore–what the heck?? Next time you go to an amusement park, bring me. And I’ll keep you company as we stand in the shade!


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