Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Is it normal...

for a 10 month old to be OBSESSED with balloons? I try to stay out of stores that have them because she will start screaming, but that would mean never being able to go to the grocery store! When I am in line at Publix to check out, she will lean back in the seat and just look at the balloons and talks to them. And Kroger is the WORST! Why do they have to have those big ol' hunormous honkin' balloons at the check out line???? WHY? So, the other day we went to the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Grocery Store to pick up a few things for the book club meeting. We didn't even make it all the way in the door and she is already squealing at the balloons. We grab out stuff and head to the self check out. She starts screaming and reaching out towards the balloons. High pitch screaming. Nails down chalkboard screaming. I grabbed a balloon and handed it to her and she giggles and was happy. I know....I am giving into her already, but people were starting to look at me like I was "THAT" Mommy.

So, I have a bright, shiny Strawberry Shortcake balloon that has taken up residence in my bonus room. It has been in every room in the house so far and I think it actually took a bath with Miss K the other night. Oh what a fun life we have!


Amanda said...

Grayson had the same obsession for balloons. He loves/loved them. When Grant was born and my parents brought Grayson to see us at the hospital, the only thing Grayson was interested in was the balloon that someone had sent us on a basket!
Sometimes it is whatever can keep them happy.
Hey-I read on a post you had made on some else's blog about zoo night-members? What is that?

Sherri said...

Oh, I had forgotten about that stage...totally normal and it drove me crazy too!