Our living room rope swing has been down for a while — the bolt holding it to the ceiling finally stripped out. (Not coincidentally, the largest of the neighborhood kids was on it when it went.) For some time our living room has been considerably tamer than usual. But on a recent visit to a thrift store, we scored a trampoline!
I don’t know how long it will last; we got it with two of the springs already broken, and a third went pretty quickly. But in the meantime it’s just the right kind of get-some-energy-out entertainment.
It’s small enough that the kids recently dragged it into their room, and turned it into a bed. This greatly intrigued Mica, who spent some time snuggling with each of her brothers. Baby snuggles are the best.