Balloon Animals

'Nobody can be uncheeredwith a balloon.' - A.A. Milne

Or so they say...a few things I've learned about parenting in my six short years of experience:

1. You try new things because your kids ask you to. 2. Sometimes you suck at those things, & your kids get bummed out. 3. They still love you, even if you sucked at it.

Animal balloons. Ry was so excited to try them out. Balloon after balloon popped- then we got one inflated, & Mike managed to twist it into a dog. A dog, that Ry informed us, was upside down & backwards...or something like that, a.k.a.not right. Then a second balloon remained inflated, but resulted in a very small dog. More disappointment. 'It's Pretzel!' I declared, attempting to provide some cheer, relating his dog to a favorite book character. 'Nope,' both boys agreed, 'definitely not Pretzel.' Ry attempted to untwist the make-shift Pretzel, but it popped. Covey's upside-down & backwards dog also popped. Lots of little balloon pieces, but the kids quickly recovered- & I think Mike might get a new balloon animal kit for Father's Day.