Jump Around

If you attended the University of Wisconsin Madison, or have even just attended a Badger football game, you know what the title of this post means.  For those of you not in the loop, it’s the most famous song played at the Badger game, one with both fierce critics and ceaseless defenders.  Basically, the song Jump Around by House of Pain (do they have any other songs?) is played and the entire student section stands up and literally jumps around.  The entire stadium shakes; it’s a madhouse in Madtown.  The song’s critics worry that Camp Randall is going to collapse under the weight of all those drunk jumpers (having experienced it first hand, I can’t say that the thought didn’t cross my mind as well.  Death, destruction, mass chaos.).  The student defenders usually don’t remember the game, much less the shaking, and fight every year to keep the tradition alive.

Sweet Pea has decided to get an early start on this tradition:

I know, I know.  You’re not supposed to put babies in these jumpers, because it promotes poor muscle tone in the legs and encourages them to walk on their tippy toes.  But she LOVES the thing.  We borrowed this jumper from our next door neighbor, and Sweet Pea adores it.  She would probably bounce for hours if we let her.  When she’s super cranky, and I’m at my wits’ end, the last thing I’m worried about is my daughter walking on her tippy toes when she’s 15 years old.  We’ll just buy her some stilettos and call it a day.

In the meantime, here’s a final jumper shot of Sweet Pea:

Yes, she fell asleep in there while we were organizing the basement.  And yes, we did keep her in there for a while.  And yes, that is a burp cloth under her head for a pillow.  Don’t judge until you’ve been there, my friend.

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