Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Balloon Mania

The odds must be against anybody being able to fly around the world in a balloon on the first attempt. - Richard Branson

This kid is such a "chick magnet" (sorry, I put it in quotes to try and make it less offensive), I wish I were single!

I was out at the mall with mini-Chaos pushing around the stroller when we rolled in by a store that had a bunch of balloons tied to an a-frame out front. He stopped and started reaching up towards them and coo'ing, "ooh... ooh... OOH!!!!!" My only response is to talk back, "Do you like the balloons? They float. That's pretty cool."

One of the nice ladies who works at the store saw/heard the excitement and brought a balloon out for mini-Chaos. Do you know what is better than a balloon tied to an a-frame in front of store? A balloon tied to your stroller! HAPPINESS EXPLOSION. This kid could hardly contain himself and he started stomping, "ooh"ing, and general freaking out at the amazing gravity-deifying magic trick that was now his. I'm not sure balloons, with their gravity defying awesomeness, help the learning process. Somethings fly, but you do not.