Now that we had the trampoline sitting in a big box in our secret hiding place, it came to making plans on when to set it up. Since we wanted it ready on Sunday morning when Luka woke up, this presented us with a bit of a problem. Let’s just say that Luka (like most children I know) is not known for sleeping in on her birthday.
So the only option was the night before. A secret operation under the cover of darkness.
Once the kids were in bed, I started the assembly. Luckily we have a nice, big carport with proper lights. So I was not totally blind.
I did have to be a bit careful, as the kids’ bedroom is right above the carport and the windows were open. Banging the frame pieces together made quite some noise.
Happily the ground in this part of the “garden” is very level, so we only had to do a few minor adjustments to get everything even.
The whole affair took us about an hour and a half. In the end a lot quicker than we had initially thought.
The next morning, after breakfast, we took the kids outside. It turns out that I was careful enough the night before and they had not heard anything. Neither did they look out of the kitchen window before breakfast.
Nothing can compare to the looks of joy on their faces when they saw our latest addition to our garden.
5 thoughts on “Birthday present for an 8-year-old – Part 2”
Natürlich finden wir das neue Trampolin auch suuuper! Und die Aufbauschilderung kann man gut nachvollziehen – nachts heimlich ein Trampolin aufbauen – ohne sich die Finger oder andere Körperteile zu klemmen .Könnt Ihr denn noch aus dem Küchenfenster raussehen oder ist da jetzt alles “schwarz”? Liebe Grüße H.-W. und M.-D.
Super leuk om te doen! Veel plezier ermee! (Onder schooltijd kun jij mooi je workout doen, Willemijn 😉
Eigenlijk is ie stiekem ook voor mij (niet tegen de kinderen vertellen hoor).
Goed excuus Willemijn .. Karin
Ziet er prachtig uit hoor,we zagen het ook opSkype heel leuk en heel veel plezier er mee.Opa en Oma..