Anne, however, has been totally resistant to returning. At first she was sick. Her low-grade fever continued for nine days. She was not significantly ill, but she had an ongoing headache that certainly precluded any visits to trampoline parks. Even after she was better, she refused to go because she was afraid she would vomit again when she walked in. We assured her that was quite unlikely, but she was not convinced.
Today, we told her that Meg and Clare were going. She could stay at home with daddy (who was working at home) or go with us. After several back-and-forths, she decided to go with the understanding that she might not actually jump.
When we first arrived at the trampoline park, she grumpily sat next to me and complained about the loud music. She would sit in the foam block pit and then immediately return to sit with me. Periodically, Meg and Clare would try to persuade her to jump, but she was reluctant. Eventually, she jumped in the foam block pit as long as her sisters were playing with her, but when they would go back to the trampolines, she would mope.
After quite a few attempts, her sisters finally persuaded Anne to join them on the trampolines. Anne is at the exact height that separates the small kid area from the big kid area. Had it been a busy day, she would have needed to stay in the small kid area for her own safety. But because it was a weekday morning, it was not crowded at all. So Anne joined her sisters in the big kid area and had so much fun.