Father posts scathing Craigslist ad for trampoline
BOSTON (CNN) -- If you have $350 and live in the Boston area, please, you may want to buy this trampoline off this dad. It's clearly caused him a lot of heartache over the last two years and any parent can see why.
"They begged. Pleaded. Told me how they'd use it EVERY day," he writes on Craigslist, advertising the toy. "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."
Hey parents, sound familiar? You can probably imagine what happened next.
Dad writes that he caved in, fulfilled his three teens' wishes and then saw them jump for joy -- once.
"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 d*** trampoline even once more," he writes. "Oh please, please, just once."
Now he says he's hoping to make room for some plants and flatly proclaims, "My kids suck."
If you're a parent, you can probably sympathize with this dad. What shiny new toys have your kids quickly tossed to the side? Would you call them out publicly for doing it?
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