Dad’s Hilarious Craigslist Ad For Trampoline Claims ‘My Kids Suck’
Remember when you were a kid and you would beg, plead with your parents to get you something like a dog, video game system, or even something for the yard so your friends would come over to play?
Sure, back then you didn’t understand the concept of money but you wanted to be the coolest kid on the block. One father caved in to this kids request, only to have them not use the trampoline he bought for them. Now that father has to get rid of the trampoline and what better way then with a hilarious Craigslist ad.
The ad has been since it gained a lot of national attention but below you can read the exert of one father’s cry that his ‘kids suck’ because they never used what they pleaded with him to buy.
My Kids Suck: Skywalker Trampoline with Enclosure – 17X15 – $350 (Wellesley)
They begged. Pleaded. Told me how they’d use it EVERY day. How our house would become THE place to hang out. We had a hot tub. And a basketball court. And a fire pit. And a hammock. But if we had THIS, well, we’d be rock stars. Plus since I “messed up their lives” by moving them here in middle school, I owed them at least this much. God, dad.
So I caved. And I bought it. And I built it. And that first night they jumped. Then I watched from my window as the summer turned to fall and the fall turned to winter and the flurries came down and the snowmen went up and the rain came down and the flowers came up and spring turned to summer and I watched even still from the window, waiting, just waiting, for someone, anyone, to use that damn trampoline even once more. Oh please, please, just once.
My kids suck.
So after two years of sitting in my window staring out like a creepy old neighbor, I am selling it to make room for gardenias or tomato plants or a stockade jail to house three grumpy teenagers.
Haven’t decided yet.
Chances are if you are a parent yourself, you’ve been in the same spot as this dad. What’s an item your kids begged you for and once they got it they didn’t care anymore?