Wednesday, April 18, 2007

spring thaw

So, what happens to the young bear, after a long winter hibernation? I'll tell you what happens to him.

He (and his younger brother) don jean jackets and leather slippers and head out to the trampoline. The slippers are to protect their feet - um, er - paws, from those pesky pine needles that fall from the tree above. The jackets are to protect their bodies, in case they end up in a ball, intertwined and rolling across the mat. (Actually, it's not in case this happens...it's for when it happens.) You've probably seen a ball like that. Maybe you've seen one in your own home? Little bear cubs, giggling as they hurl each other about and wrestle around (does this happen with girl cubs too?)

Good thing Mom can step in as referee. Sometimes when they really get going the ball becomes a blur, and she can't see where one ends and the other begins. On days like this she wonders, where does this energy go, when the bears are cooped up indoors?

Oh well, no need to think about that again for a long, long time.

11 comments:

jilly said...

Oh how fun, I hope you get up there and jump too, I want to. . .I posted "a" lasagna recipe for you :) I have leftovers if you want to come over and bring the bears for lunch! I even have juice boxes :)

Libby said...

What glorious fun for cubs!

sisters with style said...

Isn't it great that the weather is warming up and all that pent up energy can be released outside instead of in.

smilnsigh said...

Oh well I remember all that whirrrrring about, of little Bear Cubs! And guess what? It doesn't stop.

Why even after the Bear Cubs get to be past 40, they can still whirrrrr with their children and nieces and nephews. :-)

Mari-Nanci

Kimberly said...

That is too cute!

Awww, the days when i would get picked on by my brother, never me picking on him:)!!

hqm said...

That looks fun! And yes, girl cubs do it, too! And along with the giggling comes high pitched screams!

tulipmom said...

The cubs look like they're having a blast. My son loves his mini indoor tramp. We're thinking about getting an outdoor one. Any recommendations?

cityfarmer said...

that looks sooooooo fun....
gotta love those kids

Meg said...

Tulip Mom - we ordered from an internet site...I believe it was Jump King. Have had no trouble and we thought the price was reasonable. Good luck!

KLKinFLA said...

They look like very happy jumpers! It's amazing how little ones LOVE being outside...mine can't get enough.

Your home is great! I love all of your Mackenzie Childs and other whimsical elements. Had the opportunity to visit the MC store in New York City several years ago...it was magical.

Thanks for the great pictures!

tulipmom said...

Thanks, Meg. I'm headed over there right now.