The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers

Is Tiggers are wonderful things! Their tops are made out of rubber; their bottoms are made out of springs! They’re bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!

So maybe I’m talking about trampolines and not Tiggers. I was always more of a Piglet fan than a Tigger fan anyway.

This weekend the gang and I went to a trampoline park. They have a floor that is a giant grid of trampolines with angled trampoline walls around the perimeter for tricks and practice bouncing. Then they have a foam pit, rock wall, slam dunking, and dodgeball.

Our group of five almost-30s guys and little ol’ me were a bit skeptical as we walked up and saw no one over the age of 14 anywhere near the place, and a three-tier ten year old’s birthday cake heading through the front door, but it ended up being a blast.

I have never been one for flips and tricks – I am entirely certain I will land wrong and snap my neck. So after bouncing on the grid for a few moments, I was out of breath and getting seasick. I was concerned that I had bought the longest pass and was going to be sitting on the sidelines. Luckily, about that time we found the dodgeball court.


High school gym class was basically one full semester playing dodgeball, and it was always so much fun. It hasn’t gotten any less fun in the last 6 years. Most of the adult and older people there who weren’t actively monitoring their children wound up at the dodgeball court (ages 15 and up). One thing that high school gym class taught me was self-preservation. While I’m not so good at throwing the balls, I got pretty ok at not letting one bash my face in. I played for the whole two-hour session.

While I had a blast, my office job and slacking off at the gym showed me I’m not in high school any longer- I was in so much pain the next two days. Frankly, it’s Wednesday and my legs are just now only slightly painful instead of very. That being said, I had so much fun and cannot wait to go again!

The gang and I have definitely added this to our list of fun activities.


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