A balloon story

@ElicBxn (60835)
United States
July 8, 2012 8:32pm CST
So, the roomie's great nephew came for another visit. We went to Cici's and one of the employees came around with balloons. Because it was a helium balloon, we tied it to his wrist so it wouldn't get away. "What would happen if it got away outside?" we asked him. And then we'd tell him that it would fly away and pop and a bird might eat it and die. So, we leave Cici's and "L" told us this story. "I have to be careful because my balloon might fly up high in the air. And then it would fly over a desert and come down. And a cactus splinter might catch it. And the cactus splinter would pop it. And a desert bird would see it. And the desert bird might eat it. And then the desert bird would die." Well, I think the birds are safe, it did get away, but its now up in the rafters of Walmart... Do your kids keep you entertained with interesting stories? I told the roomie it was like one of mine, but longer... She agreed, but pointed out it was equally violent!
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
9 Jul 12
I wasn't one to tell many stories, I read to my son a lot and he just loved that.
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@ElicBxn (60835)
• United States
9 Jul 12
Oh, my story was also my first words. Like "L's" it was short - a lot shorter - and had an animal die, in my case, an insect. I'm not talking about telling stories as an adult - you see most of those anyway!
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
9 Jul 12
well my first book is all about my stories growing up and told as I saw the situation as a child.
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@Shellyann36 (9214)
• United States
9 Jul 12
Now that is a great story. I am pleased to hear that one so young is conscience about not polluting the environment and harming any wildlife. Sounds like a good kid! My two year old keeps me so entertained that I have a few new grey hairs every day! His latest stunt is to try and sit his Thomas the Train on top of the coffee table and ride off of it..... I was changing the twins diapers and just happened to walk into the living room just in time to see him climb up on Thomas and ease his way over to the edge of the table. Luckily I caught him just before he could ride it off. I am very entertained.....
@ElicBxn (60835)
• United States
9 Jul 12
I think he only really cared because we expressed concern. I mean, he's a BOY, he likes to stomp on bugs and play with worms....
• United States
18 Jul 12
LOL well perhaps he will remember this and think about it in the future.
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
3 Aug 12
Well as you know, I wrote, illustrated, & even BOUND my 1st story at 4. Still do that. MP
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@ElicBxn (60835)
• United States
3 Aug 12
Your stories are always longer than mine...
• United States
12 Jul 12
I remember the stories my children would often come up with. Now that they are grown I wish I had written those stories down so I could present them in a book to them. They would enjoy the stories I am sure.
@ElicBxn (60835)
• United States
12 Jul 12
Or not... depending on the story!
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
10 Jul 12
I remember back on the day my second oldest nephew had his baptism ( my sister's kids),his 4 year old brother,was being alittle out of place that day. He told everyone he wanted his mom and dad to take his brother back to the hospital and get him a sister! Austin doesn't remember that but we don't let him forget it! I few yaers ago I heard a story of my brother Mike's middle child,Dan. Dan was almost 4 when his sister Randi was born. Randi was a fussy baby at times. So one time his told his parents to take Randi back to the hospital to get her fixed because of her cried to much! Dan even remembers saying that! Randi doesn't think it is funny but the rest of her family does! So those are the two "kids say the darnest things" quotes I can remember!
@ElicBxn (60835)
• United States
10 Jul 12
"L's" little sister is almost 2, so he was a couple of months shy of 3 when she was born. She was a very sick baby for a long time but they kept telling him before she was born that he needed to take care of her. He has been a great big brother!
@bunnybon7 (35970)
• Holiday, Florida
9 Jul 12
that is so cute. it sounds like some of the stories my oldest son came up with when he was a little boy. funny thing is, hes still very funny with wild stories, my youngest son used to want to be a writer and i thought his stories were good because i like horror stories like stephen king writes. except the teacher once got a look at one and discouraged it. saying he had an unhealthy thoughts or whatever. ive never been able to get him to do it again. i told him he could be as rich and famous as stephen , but hes never tried again.
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@ElicBxn (60835)
• United States
14 Jul 12
boy - these days you might've sued the teacher for discouraging him! You just never know what's going on in people's heads do ya?
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
9 Jul 12
kids do have creative minds Elic, I remember when i was with my sons and we were watching their cd on nursery rhymes and one of the rhymes that intrigued my 5 year old was the one that says " early to bed, early to rise, makes you healthy, wealthy and wise" the picture it has on was a guy near an airplane and with a briefcase. My son interpreted it as a guy who woke up early, bought a plane and a lot of toys. Now he wants to get rich so he could buy toys. Sometimes you just got to love kids.
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@ElicBxn (60835)
• United States
14 Jul 12
LOL That's a pretty good connection - but tell him that the plane IS one of the toys!
• Canada
9 Jul 12
Kids are wonderful, and have absoutely fantastic imaginations. My mother ran a nursery school for 15 years, and worked with small children, some with special neds, before and after that period of time. She could honestly write a book on thegreat things tht the children in her care have said.
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@ElicBxn (60835)
• United States
9 Jul 12
I remember what Art Linkletter used to have the Kids on his show - those were probably the high point of his show too!
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
11 Jul 12
Your story reminded m of the time I was teaching the 5 year old Sunday School class. One Sunday there was just this one little girl in class. As I told the bible story, I embellished it with possible happenings without making it clear that that part was what I thought, not exactly what the bible said. A couple of weeks later when I saw the little girl again, she remembered every word I had said. The additions that I made to the story in no way took anything away from the point of the story, but I've been more careful to make it more clear that any additions were might have beens. I should have asked the child what she thought might have happened as a result of the action in the story.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
10 Jul 12
I just love talking to children. They can come up with the best stuff. Unexpected too and that's what makes it so much fun..lol. I can't wait to hear what my little Keely will come up when she gets older.
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