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I like helium balloons

May 8, 2007

My son had some helium balloons at his 21st birthday and I took one home. When I was a kid we didn’t have helium balloons so I’m making up for the loss! The first couple of days the balloon clung to the ceiling then as gravity began to take over it spent the next couple of days floating around the lounge room. Then one day I went into the lounge room and found it hovering at about one foot above the ground and I took this photo. A day or two later it couldn’t muster any levity and acted like a normal balloon, but it was fun while it lasted.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

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8 thoughts on “I like helium balloons”

  1. Susan – A funny story about a helium balloon.

    My kids are 7 and 11, so the days of helium balloons aren’t over yet. But once, several years ago, one of my boys had one he had brought home from a birthday party.

    He had the balloon in his room when he went to bed. During the night I got up to check on the kids (like moms do) and had forgotten about the balloon. Upon entering my son’s room in the dark – all I saw was the top of a shadowy form that looked like a *head* hovering about 5 feet off the ground near my son’s bed. I was certain there was someone in my son’s room so I quickly flipped on the light and screamed for my husband. Boy did I feel foolish when I realized it was just the darned balloon.

    Ever since, helium balloons in our house have been tied to a chair in the kitchen at night, where we leave the light on.

  2. Susan – A funny story about a helium balloon.

    My kids are 7 and 11, so the days of helium balloons aren’t over yet. But once, several years ago, one of my boys had one he had brought home from a birthday party.

    He had the balloon in his room when he went to bed. During the night I got up to check on the kids (like moms do) and had forgotten about the balloon. Upon entering my son’s room in the dark – all I saw was the top of a shadowy form that looked like a *head* hovering about 5 feet off the ground near my son’s bed. I was certain there was someone in my son’s room so I quickly flipped on the light and screamed for my husband. Boy did I feel foolish when I realized it was just the darned balloon.

    Ever since, helium balloons in our house have been tied to a chair in the kitchen at night, where we leave the light on.

  3. lol.
    I was going to leave the balloon in the kitchen but sometimes I get up in the night for a drink and it did occured to me that I could give myself a heck of a fright because I don’t always turn the light on so I opted for the lounge room.

  4. lol.
    I was going to leave the balloon in the kitchen but sometimes I get up in the night for a drink and it did occured to me that I could give myself a heck of a fright because I don’t always turn the light on so I opted for the lounge room.

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