Mama Diaries

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Stress Balloons

"Mama," my eight year old son said.  "Look what I bought at the third grade sale."  He dumped a bag of miscellaneous items on the kitchen table. 

I noticed a bunch of sand-filled balloons.  "What are these, Bubba?"

"Stress balloons."

"Stress balloons?"

"Yeah, aren't they cute?"


I looked at those things.  "Yes.  They're cute.  Now why do you need stress balloons?"

"Because you're feeding me Brussels sprouts for dinner.  And Brussels sprouts stress me out."




Bubba took a couple of stress balloons and threw them on the floor. 

"Okay, Bubba.  Now you're stressing me out."

"Why Mama?"

"Because my piggy bank doesn't have any money in it to pay for the damage your stress balloons are going to cause!"


36 comments:

  1. What a fabulous post, Sherry! Brussel sprouts are the only vegetable I know that make so many people feel stressed. Personally I love them, but I'm the only one in our house that does. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Sharon! When I was a kid, I didn't like Brussels sprouts. Now I think they're pretty good - as long as they are covered in butter!

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  2. I was lucky that my mom herself was not a fan of brussels sprouts so I was saved from this particular growing pain. Broccoli, however, that was unavoidable. Took me a long time to get a taste for it. Still not my favorite.

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    1. I don't like raw broccoli - unless it's covered in Ranch dressing. I think cooked broccoli is good, though.

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  3. Brussel sprouts i can eat, but they sure aren't a treat

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    1. We don't have them often at my place. My kids consider it extreme torture to have to ingest them. ;)

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  4. Love this! I like brussels sprouts, but my kids don't even want to look at them. I don't think my husband does, either. :)

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    1. I like them if they're covered in butter!

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  5. Brussels sprouts bring out the worst in me. Do you think Bubba could send me a stress balloon? I feel the need.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I'll see what he can do. Sorry - I bet even the picture of them stressed you out! ;)

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  6. *LOL* Brussel sprouts stress me out too. Heh. Have a great long weekend!

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  7. I am completely with Bubba on this one. Sprouts stress me out too, so can I get two of those?:)

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  8. Oh, I definitely need the stress balloons!

    Nas

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  9. Sorry, but I would need those balloons if I had to eat brussel sprouts too! I really like the stress balloons. They say they do make you feel better.

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    1. Just looking at the cute little smiley faces on them makes me feel better!

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  10. Hah! Looks like you'll need your own stress balloons to de-stress from Bubba's... XD

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    1. Ha! Maybe he should go back to the third grade sale and buy some more for me and my blogger buddies!

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  11. I've never had Brussels sprouts. Are they really as bad as children say they are?

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    1. I don't think they're bad. You'll have to pick up a bag and try them.

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  12. The boy's got a great idea!

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  13. Brussel sprouts. Yum!! I think I need me some of those stress balloons, for just in case moments. : )

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    1. It doesn't sound like you need them for Brussels sprouts, though!

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    1. I see a lot of bloggers here agree with you!

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  15. I love the stress balloons. They look so cute. Would be fun to play with them outdoors after eating Brussels sprouts.

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  16. Only Bubba would think of stress balloons. I'll bet Mama needs them more with moving and everything.

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  17. Both my parents hated Brussels sprouts, so the first time I had them was as an adult-- and I love them. Bet I would have hated them as a kid, though.

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  18. Out of the mouths of babes! Love it! "I have stress due to Brussels sprouts," said No Adult Ever!

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