Its A Spring Day, And A Young Girls Thoughts Turn To

19 Mar

Meggy trampolining

Trampolining! Or at least they do if its Megan! We’d long heard about the positive calming effect of bouncing that some autistics reported so last year we bought a bloody great trampoline, replete with safety cage and she loved it. Today is the first day she can use it since last year as the weather has suddenly broken into Spring one week early.

8 Responses to “Its A Spring Day, And A Young Girls Thoughts Turn To”

  1. Shannon Ahern March 20, 2005 at 01:09 #


    I have had one of those small, personal-sized trampolines in my son’s bedroom since he was 8 (he’s now 12). He loves it – and being able to go in there whenever he needs to stim has been fantastic.

    Congrats on the early spring! 🙂

  2. Kev March 20, 2005 at 07:28 #

    We’ve got one of those too Shannon as a sort of ’emergency stim’ tool ;o) but Meggy always looks like she wants to get out on her big one and that we’re the cruellest parents ever because we won’t let her out in driving rain/blizzards/storms!

  3. Matt Setchell March 20, 2005 at 17:51 #

    Bloody hell, I want one!

    I did have some fun of my own tho, brought my first car today. a 2 litre Diesel!

    Then I worked, and I worked. Some nice commission though!

    Glad Meg had a good time, such a nice colourful photo as well – Nice one 🙂

  4. Helen March 20, 2005 at 18:01 #

    Hope Megan has a good time bouncing on her trampoline and the weather stays nice so she can use it.

    And at least she won’t be trying to bounce on her bed!

  5. 15june March 22, 2005 at 08:43 #

    such great fun, jumping over that trampoline 🙂

  6. Kev March 22, 2005 at 09:45 #

    @Helen – Oh, she still bounces on her bed too ;o)

    @15june – Meggy loves it. I must admit it is somehow a very satisfying and zen like activity!

  7. beej April 9, 2005 at 10:20 #

    Hey, I stumbled upon your site and since I work with autistic children, it caught my eye. Glad to hear the trampoline is being used once again.

  8. Kev April 9, 2005 at 11:06 #

    Hi beej – now the weathers turned nice, its all Megs wants to do ;o)

    Nice site you have there by the way, was just reading your Autism Awareness post – those seem a much more relevent mantras about ASD than a lot I’ve read. Good to see a professional who cares enough to respect the fact that someones autistic :o)

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