Sometimes we have the worst of days where everyone is out of sorts, little boys are whinier than whiny, the house is strewn with the contents of the boys' bookshelves, dishes haven't been washed in three meals, I'm threatening to throw away every single toy and we're digging through the dryer for clean clothes. The trampoline can redeem even the worst of those days.
I call it trampoline therapy. Whines turn into giggles, frowns turn into smiles and fresh air and sunshine breathe new life into our afternoon. We literally spend time on the trampoline every day. Maybe we use it so much because I have very energetic boys but it's the perfect way to get out of the house and not have to leave our house! I think everyone with little kids should get a trampoline for their backyard.