I’d never been on a trampoline until a couple of weeks ago.

The closest I came to as a child, was probably bouncing castles – but those never really interested me, for reasons unknown. I think maybe it was too much rumbling and tumbling.

When BlackBerry Messenger was still very much in use (does anyone still actively use BBM?) my friend once changed her profile picture. It was a mix of 4 different photos. All of which had her on a trampoline. Hands mid-air, legs touching each other and carefree laughter – she was definitely showing off her flexibility, and needless to say, I thought it was good fun.

Adults embracing their inner child

Anyway, while spending a weekend away with friends (the same weekend we talked about couples sharing mattresses and toothbrushes), I noticed that they had the hugest trampoline ever and the kids were having a go. The inner child in me could definitely not resist. So I had to get on it.

But wait. We know we live in an age of ‘if you don’t have a photo or video’, it didn’t happen’. This, plus my then excitement (as explained in my notes from July) about Instagram stories, meant I needed a live video. But unlike taking a selfie, it’s pretty awkward to be on the trampoline and videoing yourself. The husband thankfully suggested the kids get a video of me. But alas, the kids, being kids wanted to join in the fun. 

So I did the next best thing. I asked the husband to help get a video. (This is the 1877th reason to consider getting married. The 1876th being to help you with your zipper). But I guess he was a bit too comfortable at that moment to get up from his recliner chair (sort of like the ones Joey and Chandler loved in the FRIENDS sitcom). So he said, wait for it… drum roll… “Babe you’re 28, a little too old to jump on a trampoline?” 

First off, I’m 27. Not until November when I’m 28. (Even though it still feels like yesterday I turned 26). Second off, no one is too old to jump on a trampoline guys! Come on’

What’s the fun in life if we have to adult all the time? Unleash your inner child. 

Maybe mine’s a bit too extra though. I remember when we just met and all I wanted to do was jump. I was so hyperactive. Poor dude was probably wondering “who is this child”? I still jump though, especially on holidays and vacations. Like I did when we got to the top of Olumo Rock. 

I also recall that one of the first games we ever played was that “Name, Place, Animal, Thing” game. We had such a good time and after almost 9 years, I think it’s time for rematch. Some people go the extra mile and add Countries and Food to the List. Are you good at this game?

On another occasion, I remember waiting in line with some kids to hug a lifesize cuddly bear and take a photo with him. Honestly the way some random things make me happy border on ridiculous. My kids will love me! (Like they have a choice). 

But really, taking time out to have fun like kids and unleash your inner child has so many benefits. High chance you’ll laugh a lot more and worry less. And you won’t be a stuck up parent as well.

Here’s a list of some activities that could bring out your inner child:

  • Get on a trampoline. Obviously
  • Have a colouring marathon. Colouring books for adults are so in now.
  • Play with bubble wrap. Remember your excitement when you get a new electronic device and it comes with a huge bubble wrap?
  • Play Hide and Seek. Goodness, it’s so cute when kids hide in the most outrageous places and think they won’t be seen.
  • Look for (and find) shapes in the clouds. This was definitely a childhood favourite for me
  • Sing Nursery Rhymes out loud. Feel free to use the wrong lyrics. 
  • Catch Bugs. I wasn’t into this at all. Cannot stand bugs.
  • Play Pretend! I totally loved doing this. I’ll speak to myself in the mirror and act out a whole movie, all by myself. If you could pretend you’re a Super Hero – what will your super-power be?
  • Get your face painted. 
  • Eat Cotton Candy and revel in it sticking all  over your face and mouth
  • Get on a swing or a see-saw!  

In general, laugh more often – the belly kind of laughs. Give more Hugs. Cry, if you must. Ask the silliest questions – Don’t be shy! I’ll even say it’s okay to play with your food! And you’ll see why on our next #WeInterview feature. 

Above all, Dream! Beyond your wildest dreams. Only as adults do we tend to get too serious, rational and practical. Unleash your inner child people. Dream it, Believe it, Do it.

What do you think? Ever release your inner child or you’re on #TeamAdultAlways. 

Please add to this list – What fun childish stuff still make you so excited even as an adult? Ever been on a trampoline? 

Love, 

Kachee… Xx

pS: If only I had started my jumping career early. I just might have been the next Simone Biles! She’s the cutest.

ppS: Do you secretly think I’m too old to jump on a trampoline? It’s okay, let me know – I won’t judge you I promise. 


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  1. Abby

    August 18, 2016 at 12:17

    Hahaha! Never too old for the trampoline! I’m in a house with kids right now and they are playing ‘Name,Animal,Place,Thing” and one of them wrote white rabbit for animal. 😂😂

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 18, 2016 at 12:47

      White Rabbit!! How Cute. The weirdest things come up in these games.

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  2. Precious

    August 18, 2016 at 17:11

    One of my fave moments is when I play silly with my kids. The feeling is out of this world. It is stress-relieving and happiness-inducing. Kachee, you are not old for that at all.PreciousCore.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 19, 2016 at 08:23

      I’m sure it’s indeed stress relieving and happiness inducing. Thanks Precious!

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  3. Bubu Green

    August 18, 2016 at 17:54

    You are never too old for a trampoline. When the kids come, that statement Tee made will be tossed out the window. You’ll both have faces full of glitter paint and giggle like 2 year olds. Cos your kids will surely bring out the child in you. Singing and dancing cutely was my thing, now I make goofy sounds and goofy faces, so much I can’t sing a song seriously anymore. Hubby and I like to juggle balls , throw skittles in the air and catch with mouth.Sometimes we bet on it. Lol. We sing Nursery rhymes when he’s in the mood. Ofcourse, we sing it in a goofy way to entertain our kids.There are so many activities. How about Twister?http://www.bubusboulevard.c

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 19, 2016 at 08:26

      Loool @ can’t sing a song seriously anymore! I sort of know what you mean. Throw skittles in the air and catch it with your mouth? Lool. I’m actually sort of scared of taht – apart from the fact that I can’t even manage the co-ordination, my mum told us a scary story of someone dong that with Chin-Chin and choking. I just googled Twister oh. I didn’t know it. How funny, because I saw someone put up the game on IG yesterday and I was wondering what sort of game that is. Thanks!

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      • Bubu Green

        August 19, 2016 at 14:31

        About the choke hazard, that’s why I recommend skittles bcos they are quite small in size and have a smooth coating unlike chin-chin (a.k.a chimchim)lol. God forbid that it happens, You could learn to save someone in such distress on this link http://www.bubusboulevard.c… . XO

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        • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

          August 19, 2016 at 14:40

          Thanks Bubu! That’s such a useful link. I’ll definitely share! 😘

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  4. Bash Harry

    August 19, 2016 at 02:24

    Trampolines FOREVER!!! Haha! I think we unleash our youth once in a while, have some fun once in a while and just be a kid once in a while. I want to be childish, and play and dance and not care about it. Being young in a world that wants you to be old is the best kind of rebellion haha <3xx   BASH   |   go   say     H E Y   B A S H

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    • favour moyse

      August 19, 2016 at 06:38

      HahahahahahaFAVOURMOYSE BLOG  

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 19, 2016 at 08:28

      You nailed it Bash! It’s indeed the best kind of rebellion.

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  5. Tunrie

    August 19, 2016 at 11:05

    Haha! Bubble wraps never get old. I make up songs and laugh at myself. I’ve actually never been on a trampoline #swingjangolateam.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 21, 2016 at 05:31

      I used to make up songs too! Hahahhah. There’s a swing by the park beside me. That’s a regular!

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  6. Chidinma

    August 19, 2016 at 11:08

    Hahahaha. Wheeew! This post is fun. I actually disagree with hubby. You are not too old to jump on trampolines. You just brought back memories as the last time I was home, I got a little bit bored and suggested to my sis that we play the name name game. I’m a pro. in that aspect oh. Little did I know that my lil cousins learnt about the game from us and now the whole house is usually littered with papers. Lest, I forget, my dad joined in too. Aww(writing this is making me miss home). I have not been a ‘child ‘ in a while though. Growing up sucks. PS: I’m still a very active bbm user PSS: Kachi, you are an Ajebo o. You didn’t mention games like Suwe, Ten Ten, etc

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 21, 2016 at 17:48

      Looool @ Ajebo! Not in the least. Don’t try me in Suwe and Ten Ten oh, I’m such a pro. Plus Tinko Tinko. But I wasn’t sure if all my readers are like me now. You know so many ajebo’s in the house.Hahahha. Don’t worry, Hubs was just too tired to get up. We even both got on a seesaw recently in La Campaign Lagos. I’ve been procrastinating blogging about it.Awww you’re dad joined in the game! That’s so sweet of him. Re BBM, I just feel like it’s dying small small oh.Thanks for your comment love – Have a great week ahead!

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  7. madiora chiny

    August 19, 2016 at 21:50

    yay! I love this post.I get really excited when am on the swing because it helps me relax and no I haven’t been on a trampoline yet, but I hope to try that out.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 21, 2016 at 05:36

      You should! I love the swing as well and there’s one at the park close to me!

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  8. Yummy Mum Life

    August 20, 2016 at 00:18

    I play with bubble wrap a lot with my daughter and I also like to burst packs of empty ribena and caprisone with my foot as I was too much of a butty to do it in school.lol!No to being a stuck up parent plus I will like to be wonder woman.www.cheecheelive.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 21, 2016 at 12:08

      Bursting empty Ribena is a classic!! After blowing air into it! Hahahaaha. This just brought back good memories.

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  9. Berry Dakara

    August 20, 2016 at 01:57

    You forgot a big one – DANCING IN THE RAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Berry Dakara Blog

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    • DamiLoves

      August 20, 2016 at 13:33

      YES to dancing in the rain, my all time favourite. (please my people if you catch a cold, don’t blame me)My friend dealing with abuse

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 21, 2016 at 11:43

      Berry! I was going to include it ohhh and then my adult rational mind said ‘ah you want people to catch pneumonia’? 😂😂😂. So yes to dancing on the rain, with caution!!

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  10. CeeJay

    August 20, 2016 at 05:51

    Hi Kachee,Nice post, as always. I’m a regular visitor but this is my first time commenting. I just had to on this one. First off, it’s definitely OK to be a child every now and then; it does have a therapeutic effect. So ride on, you are on track.Hubby and I still play hide and seek unconsciously and it’s fun. But I am always the better hider (pardon my French) lol. I’m sure my kids won’t even bother with their peers, what with having a mummy like me.Keep up the good work Kachee. Your site is awesome

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 21, 2016 at 05:29

      Yay!!!!! Thanks for commenting and thanks for your kind words. I really appreciate. Hahahaa @ better hider! Re kids I saw something yesterday that was so cute. Some mum said her son introduces her as “my friend mummy” Like yeah she’s my mum but she’s my friend first! Hahaahahaha.

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  11. DamiLoves

    August 20, 2016 at 13:49

    I love trampolines, but I don’t go on them anymore, I’ve just witnessed too many horror stories involving trampolines. However, bubble wrap, see-saws, swings, Cotton Candy is bae; you should see me stuffing my face at the cinema.Depression, Serotonin and the Devil

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 21, 2016 at 05:27

      Oh really? I’d never seen any horror story! Now I have to be extra careful. I got on a see-saw recently! I was too excited! Havn’t had cotton candy in ages!!!! Lol @ stuffing your face. Enjoy!!

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  12. Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde

    August 20, 2016 at 15:45

    lmaoo Kachi!! I also do that mirror movie thing. I’m literally a grammy winning actress/youtube sensation lowkey!! I always do it omg..especially when im beating my face, its like a youtube tutorial..haha my friends are tired.I’m all for being childish for fun. Maybe because i still look like a child? but hey i don’t think i would ever get too old for all these fun stuffs. I love things too much hahawww.toyinwithfashion.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 21, 2016 at 05:26

      Girl!! You know this! My friends are like, start a Vlog already! But I just love talking to myself. Hahahhah. when doing makeup, when working out etc. Lool. Don’t stop Biko! 😘

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  13. Zinny

    August 20, 2016 at 20:27

    Hey Kachi, true talk! I was on a trampoline some months back, so no worries lol. I grew up an only child for a long time so naturally that childhood is still in me and I thrive on it. Hahawww.zinnyfactor.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 21, 2016 at 05:24

      Hahahhaha! Yay! Lol @ thrive on it! 😘

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  14. Nedoux

    August 21, 2016 at 06:25

    Hi Kachee,A fun post with a positive message. :-)Re: “Get you face painted”, does applying make-up count? LolSimone Biles is simply awesome.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 21, 2016 at 11:42

      Hahahaa! Make up is too serious. 😂😂. Have a great Sunday Nedu! 😘

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  15. Grace.

    August 21, 2016 at 12:14

    Hi Kachee. I looove this post.People close to me say im such a child at heart. I still use cartoon wallpapers on my phone and lappy, I play hide and seek, I play dressup with my nieces, a big yes to looking for shapes in the clouds, I still dance and talk to myself in the mirror and yup i still make robot voices using the standing fan!!! LooolEpiphany29.comBodycon, Sneaks ‘N’ Fringes

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 21, 2016 at 17:40

      Thanks babe! Robot voices using standing fan. Can’t remember when last I heard that. Being a child at heart is great honestly!

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  16. CherishExpress

    August 21, 2016 at 14:36

    I don’t really know about trampolines as I grew up playing suwe, oga, whot, ludo and co. Just yesterday, I saw some kids playing suwe at my window and while a part of me wanted to tell them to quit making noise and move elsewhere, another part wanted to join them. Hmmm… These are things we take for granted as kids though.Happy Sunday Kachee baby!www.cherishexpress.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 21, 2016 at 17:39

      Hey Hun! I didn’t grow up with trampolines oh. Lol. Suwe was my fave!! If i see people playing now, I’m likely to join them. Lol. Have a great week dear!

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  17. Olakunmi

    August 21, 2016 at 18:39

    Haha!I really don’t think I’m ever going to stop being a child or act like I’m too old to be oneMy 11 year old cousin came to stay with me a few weeks back and she made me realize that!It was just so much fun

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 24, 2016 at 18:19

      You shouldn’t!ps: I haven’t forgotten.

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  18. Sogie

    August 22, 2016 at 17:45

    Yes no one uses Bbm anymore lol. Saw so may kids with cotton candy today just had to have it. I’m a firm believer in keeping your inner child alive. You are definitely not too old to jump lol Itsdivadiaries.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 23, 2016 at 16:04

      I saw the cotton candy on your IG story and I wanted one at that moment! Lol. Thanks Sogie! 😘

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  19. ifunanya Dibiaezue

    August 23, 2016 at 15:49

    I can totally agree to this! I am not even ashamed when it comes to letting my inner child flourish. These are some of the joys that makes life bearable.www.sunlightdreamer.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 23, 2016 at 16:03

      You’re spot on, that these are indeed the joys that make life bearable! Thanks for your comment. Looks like your first one here! 🎉🎉

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      • ifunanya Dibiaezue

        August 24, 2016 at 13:43

        Yes it is but I love your blog so many will follow 😊😊

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        • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

          August 24, 2016 at 13:47

          Yay!! Thank you!!

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  20. Tamuno Tonye

    August 23, 2016 at 20:24

    Nobody is too old to have fun as long as you have the energy to jump, Dont stop jumping. Lol!www.tonyeigbani.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 23, 2016 at 22:13

      I probably won’t!! Thanks Tonye!

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  21. glowingscenes

    August 25, 2016 at 22:38

    Lmaoo @too old. You are not too old o and don’t make me feel old for wanting to jump on a trampoline!!If we can jump together sef I won’t mind. If you know the childish stunts I’m tempted to pull sometimes eh. I imagine getting a water gun and spray it on someone. My mum never liked those things while growing up so I never got one. But I would like to be on a swing again and laugh and scream at the same time. I still sing nursery rhymes and have no shame about it, and I also do that silent thing of ’30 days hath september, april, june and november…all the rest have 31 except febuary alone. I remember sharing nostalgic posts here on my blog 3 years ago.http://myglowingscenes.com/…I still watch cartoons and if I wanted to be a superhero, I have so many in my head, as if I could be many things at once. Invisible, powerful, Magneto kind of vibe and Proffesor X mix. Hehe and probably a little bit of Flash so I could run and catch the next train or just get to a one hour trip in 5 minutes.Enjoyed this post. xx!

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 31, 2016 at 12:42

      Let’s jump together. I must admit I’m a complete mess with no stability, and just kept falling around everywhere. Loool. I ALWAYS do 30 days hath September. that one is not even about being a child, there’s just no other way I know how to check. It’ll be great to be Flash ooo. Wake up and get dressed in % mins and meet the train. Loool.Enjoyed your comment. Thank you!

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  22. mide

    September 17, 2016 at 22:38

    I really enjoyed reading this post and no you’re not too old to jump on a trampoline (You’d really make a fun mum too!). Although I have never been on a trampoline before, I think it’s okay to unleash your inner child. I personally love to watch Disney and Nickelodeon sitcoms when I’m free and my siblings always look at me like I’m too old or something. I once saw somewhere that “a woman is just a girl with bigger boobs” (if that even makes sense) so please have fun because YOLO.Portableisthenewhot.blogspo…

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 17, 2016 at 22:42

      Hahahahaha @ a woman is just a girl with bigger boobs! That made me laugh. I totally agree with you. I love Disney! Thanks for stopping by! Xx

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  23. Live In Ibadan

    December 10, 2016 at 20:34

    This is a preety sweet post, kachee. I enjoyedevery bit. Love you! And you’re not too old for anything as long as you’ve got the strengthwww.liveinibadan.blogspot.com

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  24. Yemisi

    December 12, 2016 at 20:43

    Lol! This was a fun post to read. I personally enjoy watching Nickelodeon and Disney sitcoms. I used to feel bad when people would allude to the fact that I’m too old to watch them, but then I decided that I really don’t care. Why are we always so hung up on the age thing? Adulting is hard enough can we not compound issues abeg!In law school, I got this High School Musical bed sheet that I absolutely loved! It made me happy and I still like my bed sheets and towels like that. Lol. I also break into weird and funny dance moves in public to a song playing in my head. Sometimes I just can’t keep still! Hehe.You are not too old to jump on a trampoline, biko. If I get the chance, I would.The FRIENDS reference was spot on! I love FRIENDS!

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      January 1, 2017 at 23:17

      Trust me i’ll keep jumping! Plus I hear it burns calories effectively almost better than running. Hahaha. So yes. And I actually loved High School Musical at some point, thanks to my sister. So yes, to what makes us happy!

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