Monday, September 12, 2011
A Birthday Tradition
There's nothing fancy about it... just blow the balloons up (no helium necessary), tie string or ribbon to each balloon and tape the string to the ceiling while they are sleeping. You can stand on a chair next to the bed or you can step on the edge of the bed. It's a nervous but thrilling feeling to pull it off every year without waking them up, but it's hasn't happened yet and I don't remember waking up when my parents did it either.
It's so fun to wake up with them over your head! I don't know if I should admit this, but I still love it and my mom has been known to hang them over my head on my birthday to this day. :)
Note: In a world filled with legal disclaimers I feel like I have to at least mention the obvious: be careful with balloons and string, especially when your kids are little. Hang them high enough that they cannot accidentally hit them or pull them down while they are sleeping. Tape them so they do not fall. Basically, eliminate the risk of balloons popping or string wrapping around to create a dangerous situation. I'm sure all of you think about these things, but I would feel irresponsible if I didn't mention it.
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