Let me tell you, my husband LOVES the trampoline (when he's on it, he's a wreck when the kids are on it). The purchase of a trampoline may be the best thing that's happened in our marriage. I should have given him a cocktail and a trampoline ages ago. He's exhausted, relaxed, and tapping into that "play" thing that makes everyone feel better. I'm dying to jump, but I'm worried about my ankle. It's so unfair the way women's bodies seem to deteriorate at a faster rate than men's.
And on another topic, I've been thinking a lot about teen pregnancy lately. I worry about some of these kids I see around (why are they always at Wal-Mart) with their mom's screaming at them--not in a normal way, but in a clueless way, and I think, "Do these kids have a shot at all?" I mean, you start life with a teen-age mom whose mom may have been a teen-ager. There seem to be zero parenting skills. Now that's a gross generalization, I know, but stereotypes begin because there does appear to be a pattern. So no offense to anyone, but how can we stop this pattern? I know there's a low incidence of teen pregnancies with female athletes. But any other patterns? Has anyone ever compiled a study on teenage girls who have a beloved dog? Now, don't laugh. But it seems to me that a girl with a dog is less likely to look for affection in unhealthy ways. Maybe we should do some kind of inner city foundation that gives homeless puppies to at-risk teen-age girls. I really think I'm on to something. It would address two issues: ASPCA needs and teen pregnancy issues.
Redneck Parenting Tips:
1. Forget anti-depressants and blood pressure medicine. Get a trampoline. (And I mean for you, the parents!)
2. Give your pre-teen a puppy. Make sure she has ALL the responsibility.
3. Book summer activities at your local rec department NOW. Everything's filling up fast!
Have a great day! xoxox
p.s. I know you're dying to see the post when someone has a broken limb from this darn trampoline. Tell the truth.
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