So yesterday we decided to cut the grass and sort the garden out.
I say we I mean my partner while I watched well watched the kids.
He cut the grass I chased the kids around stopping them from running under the lawn mower.
I was relieved when that was over thinking the most dangerous thing now was the swing and sea saw and one of the kids running behind it and then me having a bust lip or nose to deal with and I do not do good with blood let alone a child running round screaming bleeding for me!
I was wrong though my partner then went on to pulling the dismantled trampoline out. Not a small thing no the type that are 13ft with enclosure great for locking kids in to keep them safe lol.
So off we started trying to put this trampoline up while watching the kids and making sure then 1 year old did not run into the swing or sea saw. We got the base up well that is what I would call it the metal legs and large circle lol.
Kids by now where hyper running round and bouncing all over waiting for it to be built now it was time to add the springs and what I call trampoline mat on. I though simple till I realised how much you had to pull and stretch the springs out. I imagined them flying in all directions windows getting smashed, kids getting hurt and neighbours complaining.
Trying to get the kids in the house behind the window to watch so they are safe and no springs that fly off can hit them was a challenge with 6 kids. Every time we though they where all there one would poke their head round the door or the conservatory. I felt like I was just chasing kids and telling them to stay there for half an hour.
But we did it then was the time to put the poles on that you attach the net to. Not easy when you have kids running under the trampoline rolling in wet grass kicking it up.
And to rub salt in wounds we got visitors my partner left taking one of the kids with him and them but we got left a dog to watch. Now most would be thinking that’s good swapping a kid for a dog but bad your one parent down.
Yeah that is till you realise they took the kid that likes dogs and left the one that screams and runs from them. Operation keep child calm watch kids and dog while adding netting to trampoline.
Finally finished I was looking forward to the peace the trampoline would bring now the kids can play on it. I was wrong commence screaming arguing and kids getting hurt every 5 seconds. But at least the child scared of dogs was no longer running crying to me hiding every 2 seconds!
So yesterday was in a way a success hectic but fun to look back on!