Here are my kids jumping on trampolines next to the Seine River. What would stop them from having a misstep and plunging 20 feet below into the river? Nothing. Let it be known that Paris is no place for American helicopter moms and their sheltered children.
One day I witnessed the spectacular, cringe-worthy, sometimes bloody wipe-outs of neighborhood child-gladiators risking their lives on “the ring of death”. The circular apparatus tilts 20 degrees and spins on several hundred ball bearings. Here are my kids enjoying the gizmo:
Ten kids jump on. Zach and Asia jump off. Zach continues to monitor the situation at a safe distance.
And down they go. Meanwhile Zach continues to monitor the situation.