Mama Diaries

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Balloon People

My kids were bored today.  "Mama, there's nothing to do!" they whined.

 I had work to do, so I didn't feel like stopping to entertain them. "I'm sure you can figure something out," I said.

My son poked around and found some packages of balloons.  He opened them and started blowing up the balloons.  After each one, he'd bring it over to me.  "Mama, can you tie this?"

I must've tied at least twenty of those slimy things.

"What are you going to do with them?" I asked.

"You'll see."  He went and got a Sharpie Marker and some masking tape.  He taped the balloons together so that they looked like a head with two arms.  Then he drew a face on one of them.  "It's a creeper, Mama.  A zombie creeper!"

I glanced over at it.  "Interesting."

He drew some more faces on the other balloons.  So did my daughter.  "This one's name is Bob," she said.

"And this one is Jimmy," my son added.

I nodded.  "Okay."

"Do you know what you have to do, Mama?" Bubba asked.

"No. What do I have to do?" I asked.

"You have to protect Bob and Jimmy from the creeper.


So now I have a couple of balloon people staring at me, begging me to keep them safe.

Here's Bob:

And here's Jimmy:
(Hmmm.  Jimmy appears to be having some issues.  Maybe he's afraid of the zombie.)



  1. Hehehe! I'm afraid of the zombie too!

    1. I'm pretending to be brave. The zombie looks really scary!

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    1. I'd be a little tipped over, too if a zombie was coming after me!

  3. I like Bob and Jimmy. Keep them safe, please.

  4. ah, even little kids have heard about the zombie infestation.......

  5. Children can always find something to do with the most inexpensive things. Good thinking on their part.


    1. I knew they'd find something to zap the boredom.

  6. LOL! Poor Bob and Jimmy. Must be difficult to be balloon people, being unable to protect themselves from zombies and all...

  7. haha well they seem like happy campers, issues aside

  8. You'd better take good care of Bob and Jimmy. Don't let anyone near them with a pin. When we said we were bored, my mom always said, Read a book. It still works for me. I'm never bored.


    1. I don't understand being bored. I have so much to do, I can never fit it all in!

      I'll keep an eye out for stray pins. We wouldn't want something bad happening to Bob and Jimmy!

  9. What will you tell the kids when they pop?

  10. Zombie creeper? LOL that is solid gold!!!!

  11. At least Bob and Jimmy are trying to stay cheerful in spite of the threat of a zombie creeper.