Balloon Hunters

A tragedy took place on the way to church today.  Here is the conversation:

Dos:  Mommy!  Uno did something really bad!  She let my balloon fall away!

(Back story, we got her a princess balloon at the Dollar Tree right before we moved.  It’s been in the car and Dos’ been neurotic about it flying away.)

Uno:  After balloons go up in the sky they never come back… and I did it – but I really didn’t mean to!

Dos:  I’m mad at Uno and disappointed at her!  I’m really, really, really sad about that!

Uno: I opened the door and it came out and I thought, “Oh, no!” and I came to tell daddy but then I saw it was stuck in a tree and I thought, “Oh, good!” but I thought, “This is definitely still a problem!” so I went and got daddy. {pause for reflection on the sequence of events}  I was coming into Stella and the balloon floated out, I went to look where it was, it was stuck in a tree and then I went to tell daddy and it was gone!

Dos: Maybe it’s stuck in the mountains and maybe in a crack and maybe we can climb that mountain and look and if it’s there we can get in the car and drive away with the balloon!

Lizard:  We will have to keep looking for that balloon.

Uno:  Do you think someday all of us will be balloon hunters?  We hunt for balloons and find who they belong to and give them back to people!

Dos: Hunt for my balloon?  And give them back?  We have to give it back because I don’t want to steal someone else’s balloons!  I had a pink one first and then another pink one…  Mommy!  WE NEED TO GO TO THE MONEY TREE AND GET ANOTHER ONE!!!

{quiet time]

Dos:  I’m just very, very disappointed in Uno.  I miss my balloon.  It’s my second lost balloon!

{sudden giggles from the back seat}

Lizard:  What are you guys laughing about?

Uno: Something silly, I guess.

{more laughter}

Dos: Daddy, you’re really funny because you make funny choices!

Uno: Yay! I don’t have a booger on my tv anymore!  Just like I told you, boogers are disgusting…. is that a taxi car right over there?

Dos:  My finger!  My Finger! Ah! Ah!  There’s two grs (girls) on this side of the car and two grs on that side of the car!

Uno: When are we going to be there?

Dos:  Uno!  I’m really sad about you!

Uno: Here we go again…

Dos:  I’m not laughing about this, Uno!

And that is the conversation on the way to church this morning.  Hope you have a great day!


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