Friday, July 6, 2007

How Craigslist May Just Save My Relationship with My Daughter

My daughter and I haven’t been able to spend as much time together since the baby came along. Her needs aren’t as immediate or constant as his are. Plus she talks. Like actual words. Which makes her more annoying than him. For now anyway. But over the last week or so we’ve been able to do some fun activities together. All because of things we found on craigslist. Maybe you’ve heard of it?

First, my husband found a trampoline in the “free stuff” category. It’s one of those big ones with the netting around it so you don’t go flying off and break your neck. Instead you just jump too close to the edge, get your foot caught in the springs and break your leg. Nobody’s broken anything so far and she and I have actually jumped on it. Together! And had fun! Who’da thunk it.

And then… then! My husband found someone selling a Wii for an almost decent price, so he bought it. Last night we all played tennis, golf and bowling until we needed showers. So, thank you craigslist for giving us the opportunity to enjoy family time and get some exercise. (Virtual bowling counts as exercise, doesn’t it?)

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