Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A new law

I think there should be a new law made that prevents stores and restaurants and banks and any other public place from hanging balloons within eye sight of any one under the age of five. And if they do have helium balloons floating around they should at least, by law, have to give some to the toddlers that see those balloons.

And in a effort to improve public safety, I think that it should be forbidden for car dealerships to hang balloons on their premises. Because drivers can become distracted by the incessant whining of or the repetitive chant of "Ba-yoons, Ba-yoons" from the smaller passengers in the car.

It would also help reduce car insurance costs because the drivers of those cars would not be as likley drive off a cliff.

19 comments:

Teri said...

should this also be in effect for the "big kids" as well?

like no shiny objects for girls?

no technical or mechanical items for guys?

It's all, really, so distracting!

Bogart in P Towne said...

Recently, whenever I drive by a pastel color house, I have been yelling "Go-Go Dancers" and "Pretty Girls"...

Claire has threatened to drive off a cliff.

Charlotte in Pa said...

Ha! This is precisely why I love Trader Joe's. Not only do they have balloons... they actually go so far as to offer them to the kids and ask what color they want. I always get yellow.

April said...

You're a nicer parent than I am. I don't want the balloons. And when they bring them to me at Sonic, I give the carhop dirty looks and try to get her to hide them before the kids see. Here's why: The boys eventually start beating each other in the face with them and then one pops and the girl freaks out and starts crying. Then I turn into crazy mom screaming "If I have to stop this car . . .!"

eclectic said...

Shouldn't there also be a law that once the toddler-type-person (TTP)is given the balloon, the laws of physics should cease to apply to that balloon? Because when the TTP inevitably shrugs out of the string tied to his/her wrist, the balloon floats into the sky. We should outlaw that.

Rebecca said...

OMG I would SO vote for the passage of that law!

Undercover Mutha said...

Amen.

Anonymous said...

I have seen you sometimes distracted by adult balloons.

seven said...

I hate balloons... They creep me out with the way they sidle up next to you and turn up all over the house. It's like they're alive. Yick.

Also, the power went out in 12 substations and 16,800 houses in my area... I heard it was because a balloon hit a tower or something. This may or may not be true, but from what I know of balloons, I'm inclined to believe it.

April said...

I'm a nanny for a 2 1/2 yr when we go to the store I tell her that we can't take the balloons to our house, cause they live here at the store and they would be sad to leave. Works every time.

Mainline Mom said...

Nathan went through a phase of *almost* a year of throwing full on temper tantrums if we passed some balloons and he didn't get one. I blame my mother-in-law who would buy him one every time she took him to the grocery store. The kid is still obsessed, although far more reasonable.

Becky said...

I am all for that law...as long as it applies to inflated balloons only. Nothing grosser than a child asking for and getting an unblown balloon, slobbering all over it, and then asking you to blow it up for them. (As if?)

And then darn those dumb temper tantrums if I won't put my lips on his/her slobbery piece of rubber.

Ask my hubby, I'm very picky about stuff like that. Wink.

Melinda said...

When my daughter was little she hated balloons. We were at a restaurant and
the waitress sweetly tied one to the back of her chair. When Louisa turned around and saw it, you'd think a severed horse's head had been placed there. The screams were piercing!
I never did figure out what made her hate balloons so. I'm certain I have never tortured her with balloons.

gigglepotamus said...

Becky.... oh, my!

Aunt Jo said...

What about when they pop in the car and scare the driver half to death? Yea then what??

The Q said...

I agree! Every time I take my Niece to a place like that I have to *try* to explain to her that those balloons aren't for sale (because otherwise "Aunt Soosee" would have them all in her hot little hand!).

It's futile. She wants the balloons.

Charity Donovan said...

The dreaded balloon phase...what in the world am I going to do when 4 little monsters are begging me to drive home w/ a van FULL of BALLOONS??? That is so going to keep me awake tonight! lol! The absolute worst is balloons in the car...makes me want to rake my face off...it's always the hubbies job to pick up the party balloons. I'm evil...

mom of 1 (as of yet) said...

boon? boon. boon? Boon! BOOOOOON!

My DS can see one a mile away. And I'm not even talking about one of those large balloons.

Also, i vote for no more tying balloons to real estate signs.

ladybughugs said...

My Lil'bug wants every buck-a-loon she sees. And every boss (balls). She likes to say hi to the dolphin, shark, and fish buck-a-loons in the seafood department. Makes grocery shopping so much fun.