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Jolly Jumper

Hands up how many of you have babies. Have you seen the Jolly Jumper? For those not familiar with it, it’s a kind of thing that attaches the baby to the door jamb by a spring, and allows a baby who can’t yet walk (or even crawl) to bounce around. We got one on Saturday. Isaac loves it. Makes him look like one of the Thunderbirds.

Man, I wish I had one for me. Wouldn’t that be GREAT? You could climb in and just kinda hang there… bounce around a bit if you were feeling energetic… watch TV… read a book… terrific stuff.

How can Western civilisation continue without these things? Someone, somewhere, soon, must build one of these things for adults. Whoever comes up with this will make a fortune. They’ll put them in amusement centres. Only a dollar cents for 10 minutes of bouncing around! They could use it at summit meetings, to relax everyone… imagine the leaders of the G7 nations bouncing around the table. "Hey, who cares about wheat subsidies, we’re bouncing! Yeah!!!"

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.