Just Say No… 4 Reasons Parents Hate Balloons

By: Jessica Azar As a child, I loved balloons… It was exciting to be given one at a store or a birthday party… You could swat them around like a volleyball.. Run around with one tied to your arm… Even make them squeak when you dragged your fingers down the side.. Rub them on your head and make your hair stand up. To my kids, it’s the grocery store equivalent of a free bank sucker. Now that I’m an adult and the mother of four small kids, my opinion on Balloons has drastically changed. Drastically. Did you hear me? DRASTICALLY. There seems to be an endless amount of opportunities for balloons to enter my life these days… And just as soon as I finally get rid of one that has been making my life hell for the past couple of days, somehow another one (or four) make their way into my home. They’re like the annoying guest that won’t leave, and when they finally do, they send their friends to visit. And not leave. Here are some of the reasons why parents despise these helium-filled balls of terror… 1) It’s My Balloon and I’ll Cry if I Want To… Balloons…

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