Friday, May 25, 2012

the balloon girl

when our daughters were young,
every now and then mr. brattcat would leave an inflated balloon
at their seat at the diningroom table.
they'd find the colorful, simple gift waiting for them when they toddled down the stairs for breakfast.
we told them the balloon man had come during the night.
they were always dazzled.

17 comments:

cieldequimper said...

The balloon man is a first for me, what a lovely thought!

Julie said...

Delightful.

My daughter is looking to start a tradition this winter. I will add this suggestion to her bucket.

Paula said...

What a wonderful image, it makes me feel young just to look at it.

Jack said...

There he goes again, making the rest of us look bad! . . .

Bob Crowe said...

I could leave the same comment as I did Wednesday but I won't. Balloons are magical, a departure from humdrum daily existence. I wish I could fill some very serious places with them.

Cezar and Léia said...

That's sweet... So simple and so meaningful!
God bless you!
Cezar

Thérèse said...

How cool!

Carraol said...

Love the meaning of the image!

VP said...

I like the memories and the colorful image...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's such a joy when children get such pleasure out of the simple things in life, long let it contine. Wonderful post Brattcat.

Babooshka JH said...

Children teach us so much, like creativity and imagination. Lovely shot.

Library Jewel said...

I love the colors in this photograph and the images of the girls finding a balloon in the morning.

Virginia said...

Oh this is another delight BC.
V

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

That is adorable. What lucky girls.

Sharon Creech said...

How beautiful is THAT!

Hilda said...

Now those are impressive creations!

Leighlie Ashton said...

Balloon man, huh? I think that's a great way for your kids to be really happy... I never heard of such fictional character before but I think I would use this idea for my future kids to be happy as well. :)
Leighlie Ashton