Iceland – the jumping bladders

We can hear them from our VRBO window – from dawn to dusk the kids of Isafjodur are jumping and jumping and screaming and screaming.

Right next to city hall they have installed a big inflated bladder. It looks pretty fun and it’s always occupied. As I walked around town and noticed the trappings of family outside people’s houses I started realizing that these are folks that value the time they can have outside. Even in 1 degree Celsius weather kids are riding bikes, at the playgrounds and jumping on trampolines. There are a lot of trampolines in this town…and the next town over.

I can just hear the Icelandic parents panic over the weather turning and all the children being stuck inside, “Maybe if we jump them for two months the children will sit quietly for 6 months of winter”.iceland-4711

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