When we lived in 17 Winterhaven we had mostly second hand furniture. Okay, that’s still true, but we didn’t have many chairs or couches. We did, however, have two single matresses which we liked to push together or pile on top of eachother so that we the kids (ages 2 and 5) could jump on them. So we’d say “let’s have a jumping party!” Katie and I love the idea of a “Jumping Party.” In fact, just today Liam and Reid joined our neighbor Lucas for his birthday party at a trampoline park near the Orono movie theatre. Much more jumping, and an actual party. However, “the jumping party” still lived on because that is what we call those two matresses, which still function as a type of couch on the loft, covered in the two red sheeds they usually wear.
Today the Jumping Party happens to have a flaming sword resting on it among the pillows.