... It really even wasn't the pogosticking that did it, it was losing her balance on the dismount. She's getting surgery as I type. I don't blame her for trying, but people didn't believe her when she told them! My sister isn't too happy with her, but I told her to not be surprised that our mother never grew up...
When you're young and healthy and spry you don't want to take too many chances of hurting yourself because you've got little kids to take care of or a job to go to and you need the income. When you've reached Grandma age, you're a little more willing to take a few chances because people aren't relying on you in the same way.
Think of it as making up for lost time. Now's the time to have all the fun you missed out on in your twenties and thirties because you were being a 'responsible adult' - or in your childhood because you didn't have a pogo stick then.
Oh, my! First time disagreement with you! I saw our children reacted when I had my first TIA, how Lucas took care of me during surgeries and how they cared, and now after my second TIA.
It makes me work harder to stay healthy, but I am so fearful of falling (even though my bone density is very good 'for my age') that I will not put on a pair of skates or hop on a bicycle. I don't worry for myself; I worry about the kids having to care for me or even fret too much. They are in their 40s with teen and young adult children.
We make up for lost time by traveling and enjoying the grandchildren, but don't take chances other than that. We use our bodies for health and fun, but will not abuse.