July 15, 2008
The Red Balloon
Nora, received this red balloon from her cousin's birthday party a while ago. My sister who went to go and get the balloons had a choice between balloons that would last between 2-3 days or 7-8 days. She chose the week long balloons. Well, it has been a month now and the balloon is still up in the air as if it were still the first day it received helium. My husband has found this fascinating. The balloon has become his pet science project. No one is allowed to pop the balloon or let it loose or whatever. How long will it stay up?
Yesterday, we had dinner guests over and before they came Spencer, took out a damp cloth and wiped the balloon to take off the dust it had collected. Since then I feel like I should prepare myself to accept this balloon as a part of my furniture. I just don't see it giving up any time soon. I think I should petition the store who sold it, to put a warning up that would let in that some of the balloons may last as long as whenever. Then I would have a date in mind of when this "project" was going to end. Until then, it is fun to see how Spencer has taken a fancy to the red balloon.