Friday, December 2, 2011

How to Give Yourself a Heart Attack

Step 1:   Buy a giant Elmo balloon for your child's birthday:
Step 2:   Leave it sitting in front of your entry way door once it is done being played with. You get extra points if its also next to an air vent or fan so that it floats around randomly.

Step 3:   Forget about it for the night and go to bed.

Step 4:   Wake up in the middle of the night to go take care of your hungry 6 month old. Pass by the front doorway and see this waving at you in the corner of your eye:
Ummm, yeah. . .
 Pretty sure I shaved a few years off my life with that one!


  1. I HOWLED!!!!!
    Our son was given a helium balloon that was yellow with a standard smiley face on it. It was floating around out house and we forgot about it. We went to bed and my husband went to roll over and it was floating at his eye level. He, too, shaved a few years off his life. I'm still snickering thinking about it

  2. OMG, something really similar happened to me when my daughter had a big ol Dora balloon laying around. I swear I felt my heart stop for a couple of seconds. This is hilarious!

    -Elaine S.

  3. Been there done that! Goodness Gracious! I hope you drank a large glass of water after that scare!

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