Last week my sister-in-law and I had a girls night out. We had a wonderful time together, visiting, and browsing a few local shops. We went to Barnes & Noble and browsed the book selection, and on the way out spotted some neat little how-to kits. I picked up one about balloon creations and immediately decided to buy it. It may may seem like a crazy spur of the moment shopping purchase, but really, balloon creations are something I've been interested in learning for a while. Anytime I see someone making them I think, "that doesn't look to hard, I really want to learn how. . ." I'm just finally following through with it.
So far I can make (fairly well) a flower, sword, doggy, bear, and giraffe. I'm working on a poodle and a frog, and there are a few more difficult creations in the book that I am going to try to conquer once I get the hang of the easier ones.
I can think of so many ways this could be a blessing to others. Making balloon creatures for children in the hospital, or making them and handing them out at the fair booth that our church does each year, or making them for a special activity at Megan's or Kyle's schools. And well, my kids have already received tons of enjoyment out of my new little hobby. That in itself is worth it! Ok, so maybe I'm justifying a totally frivolous purchase, but honestly, I've had quite a bit of fun with it too! I'm glad I bought it!
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