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Old 01-19-2011, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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I wonder what those trampolines were like after the ice storm yesterday?
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:57 PM
 
Location: In the woods
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I wonder what those trampolines were like after the ice storm yesterday?
I would hope that owners put them away for the winter? Or at least cover them up. I always store my patio umbrella and cover the furniture during the winter.
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Where ever you're at, that's where you are!
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My kids have a trampoline as do most of our neighbors in our suburban neighborhood. I must be doing something wrong because my kids have not got hurt on it. They follow my strict rules as to what they can do on the trampoline as well as follow the manufacturers rules. Maybe I'm not as fun as the 'do whatever you want' Moms, but If they didn't follow the rules that thing would be yanked out of there faster than they could say "bounce and let bounce". Same as for any other play or entertainment item we purchase for them.
Yes, Trampolines are tacky, above ground pools are tacky, big playsets are tacky, basketball hoops are tacky, but when you've got kids, they are sanity savers. Gone are the days you can just let your kids roam the neighborhoods unacompanied. They have to have things to do at home or else boredom sets in.
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Richmond va
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To the OP: Maybe you should live a little.. Let kids have fun with their trampolines even if they are an "eyesore" for you. Just build a fence around your yard so you can see them, better yet build a huge tall fence all the way around your house. I am sure you have plenty of money for that. Cry me a river
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:46 AM
 
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Trampoline in the yard?

Far preferable to the manicured yard around a house where kids are
shooting at cars and robots in video games,
"exercising" to a computerized version of themselves on a screen,
or so deep into a DS they have no idea there is life around them.
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:52 AM
 
Location: among the clustered spires
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I guess OP is living in a really nice neighborhood to have nothing else to be worried about.
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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we have more bounce to the ounce!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK6wOG_aDl8

(Envisioning kids throughout the NoVA 'burbs slowly bouncing in rhythm to this song while their DINK neighbors pull their hair out!)
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I guess OP is living in a really nice neighborhood to have nothing else to be worried about.
Sort of like how the self-appointed urban planning aficionados in Reston think they are important, scenic, and touristy enough to require height restrictions on new construction for "aesthetic purposes", yet also want to preserve open space simultaneously (while fewer taller buildings vs. more shorter buildings would ironically accomplish that)?
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Trampoline in the yard?

Far preferable to the manicured yard around a house where kids are
shooting at cars and robots in video games,
"exercising" to a computerized version of themselves on a screen,
or so deep into a DS they have no idea there is life around them.
That's how I feel. I like to see kids out playing in their yards.
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Sort of like how the self-appointed urban planning aficionados in Reston think they are important, scenic, and touristy enough to require height restrictions on new construction for "aesthetic purposes", yet also want to preserve open space simultaneously (while fewer taller buildings vs. more shorter buildings would ironically accomplish that)?
Ummmm, no, nothing like that at all. Let's bounce back onto the topic.
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