Spring is here with balmy days, fresh breezes, open windows and greeness growing everywhere one turns. It’s time to scale back the bookwork, boost nature studies and spend the days outdoors.
This spring our family has been blessed with a whole new outdoor activity – bouncing.
I’d heard of inflatable bouncers before, but had not considered how practical one could be for our family until we got one. Our children have spent the last several weeks, bouncing and sliding. “May we go bounce?” has been a daily request.
Each year our family uses Christmas and birthday money to purchase a big family gift whether it’s season passes to Dollywood, a Wii or an annual pass to the zoo it has to be something that we are all able to enjoy together.
Even though we’ve had a few opportunities to use bounce houses and our kids have always enjoyed them, we hadn’t considered purchasing one. Perhaps it’s because we didn’t know that you could purchase such large, high quality bouncers for residential use or perhaps we had never seen a bounce house for sale anywhere. However, now that we own a bounce house we realize that it would make an ideal family gift. Here’s why:
- It’s fun. - I realize this is obvious but seriously, have you ever bounced in one of these? We’ve had ours for nearly a month and it’s still one of the kid’s favorite activities. It’s also something that nearly all of our children are able to enjoy, which can sometimes be a challenge when considering a family gift.
- You can enjoy it in your backyard. No packing and no travel with little ones in tow. No missed naps and grumpy babies. Everyone is able to have loads of fun right at home whenever they want. With two preschool age boys we’ve used it to help them get out all of those wiggles while the older children are working on school work.
- It’s great for company. We’ve had several families over and the kids have enjoyed bouncing with their friends. It’s also simple to load into the car and take to your friend’s home if that is where the action is.
- It’s perfect for parties and other special events and easily less expensive than renting one several times.
So if your family is anything like ours (and even if it’s not) you might want to let the grandparents know that a bouncer would make a fun gift for the whole family (if you have a bunch of children they may even breathe a sigh of relief when they realize that one gift will cover everyone) or consider investing in one yourself.
You may try to win a Blast Zone Bounce House at What’s that Smell.
Our family received the Misty Kingdom Bounce House and Ball Pit in return for posting about it on this blog. All opinions are our own.