Will has this retro T-Shirt that's orange with a familiar smiley face on it, so when I saw this little fella in John Lewis before Christmas, I couldn't help but buy it for him as a stocking filler from the kids.
You know what it's like.... you're just about to press the shutter and the old bugger bounces out of the frame!
So obviously I had to take another of him sitting still and posing properly for a piccie.
This young lady was desperate to have a go, but as she's so little, it was a bit of a challenge getting on it without it rolling away from her.
Ok, now for a warning.... if you have a muffin top DO NOT pose on a space hopper as it really is NOT a flattering look!
Unfortunately we don't have a picture of Jacob on it for two reasons;
1) He was being his typical teenage hermit self and was ensconced in his bedroom on his XBox.
2) Freya took it out to play in the street and got a puncture!
The puncture was repaired with a leech and seemed to be holding, until.... she bounced on it again the next day and the bloody thing split! Well, that was £15 well spent don't you think? It was advertised for being strong enough for adults yet a tiny slip of a 10 year old burst it!
I'd also bought him a 'stress ball' in the shape of a space hopper in the same bright orange but that had a split when he took it out of the packaging on Christmas day! Obviously not destined for retro fun in this household eh?