Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Ballooning Talent

My eleven year old has been learning how to make balloon animals. He’s getting good at it. I wouldn’t try it – I’d get too nervous with all that popping.

He was down to his very last balloon and attempted to learn a new design. I think he ran out of balloon before he could finish it, and instead twisted up his own new design:





He named him Julio.

I think Julio is cool-io.


Do you have any unique or unusual talents?

14 comments:

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

I bet he's happy with all the balloon shapes he can make.
Funny even tho we know there are lots of balloons around, eg. a party, one goes 'bang!', we still jump!

ICQB said...

How fun! What a cool talent!

I have a talent for getting on my kids' nerves.

Kelly said...

That's fun! Creativity runs in the family!
I used to have a lot of talent in sports, but not anymore! I don't know what else!

Mary Witzl said...

I can do easy origami stuff, but I'm with you on the balloons: my nerves could not take this.

And ICQB and I share a talent. I'll bet she has teenagers too...

Ara Burklund said...

Very cool! Great photo, too, btw.

Not sure if I have any unusual talents. I guess I am good at Atari Breakout, though. I can do both screens in one turn, even on the setting with no holds and no steering. Just try not to laugh at how old that makes me!

Shelli said...

love it!

adrienne said...

Keats - He is happy (and brave to do all that twisting). He'll be happier when I get around to buying more balloons...

ICQB - Amazing how we all develop that talent right around the time our kids hit the tween years.

Kelly - My talent in sports was scraping both knees when I tripped over the cherry balls.
And I know you are multi-talented :)

Mary - That's me - I like the easy origami. I had the origami-a-day calendar, but I was always forgetting the basic folds...

Ara - Hmm, should I laugh or cry...I remember when Pong came out...

Hi, Shelli - I'll tell him!

Rena said...

Awww -- that's cool! I loved how you added the flower.

I don't think I have any special talents. I'm pretty dull and boring when it comes to stuff like that.

I can play a mean iPod though! ;)

Bish Denham said...

That is way cool! Unique, unusual talent? Does tatting qualify, or how about building cairns?

Kim Kasch said...

I always wanted to learn how to make balloon animals - never got around to it, maybe one day.

:)

C.R. Evers said...

Awesome! I love the drwan in flower! ;0)

How fun!

adrienne said...

Rena - That takes some skills...I have enough trouble working my cell phone :D

Bish - Those are great talents! I'd never have the patience for tatting. Cairns I could get into - in fact I think I need one for my garden.

Kim - Get a balloon kit and some earplugs and you're all set! :)

Christy - A hummingbird should have a flower, right? :)

Debbie said...

I have a neighbor who makes a swell living with balloon creations.

LW said...

What a fun and happy thing to do…

Love the name…

No special talent here but I keep trying.


Louise