poor little man :(

Candice - posted on 02/21/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )

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So in alberta canada today it is family day, there is a big thing downtown for families including sleigh rides , balloon animals etc.



my son spent the whole time we were down there saying balloon balloon and i had to keep telling him no becuase the balloon man wouldnt make one for anyone under 3. i GET that its a choking hazard but if watched properly i think its the parents choice. My 18 month old is GREAT with balloons and very rarely sticks things in his mouth anymore and im kinda peeved he had to miss out .

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Candice - posted on 02/23/2011

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no , they were these big blow up ones that you could inflate whenever ( like blow up pool material) except that unpoppable was a bad choice of words cuz my son managed to rip a hole in it.

Mabel - posted on 02/21/2011

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I actually went to Wal-mart and bought Devin a whole bag of assorted balloons just for him.We keep them in a locked drawer and have our own pump that we take when we need it.He never begs for balloons and we never have to tell him he can't have one when we are out and about.=)

Amber - posted on 02/21/2011

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Non popable balloons? Is there such a thing? Because I'm pretty sure my 4 year old could prove them wrong :) haha

Candice - posted on 02/21/2011

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this very same man did this last year, and then proceeded to tell us that maybe we should go buy our son one of the $5 non popable balloon things across the street.... um yeah because i would MUCH rather pay for something i could get for free. ughhh :(

Amber - posted on 02/21/2011

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That is silly. My in laws' town in Wisconsin does a family day celebration and we took our son this past year when we were visiting.
They weren't even asking how old kids were for things. As long as they had a parent/adult with them, they could participate in everything.

I would have asked somebody else to go get me one, but I would have wanted to punch him too.

Bonnie - posted on 02/21/2011

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That's ridiculous! My boys played with balloons at 18 months. If the balloon is blown up, which it would be, it is not a choking hazard. If it pops, so you throw it away. I would have made a fuss.

Sneaky - posted on 02/21/2011

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I would be FURIOUS! And I would want to punch him in the gut too! :o( Sorry for your little man.

Candice - posted on 02/21/2011

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im not so much pissed at the hubby as the babe still saw the animals from OUTSIDE the inclosure, and i would have liked to do the sleigh ride but we did get to do one last month. i REALLY wanted that balloon tho !! I dont think he would have given us one even without tyson though, because he saw us with tyson before that and have had a discussion with him before about it.

Katherine - posted on 02/21/2011

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Aww, see we don't have anything cool like that here in the states.

I would have done the same thing Toni said, gotten it for myself. It's only once a year, your hubby really could have waited in line. I hate to see LO's disappointed :(

Candice - posted on 02/21/2011

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grrr i spent the WHOLE time down there wanting to punch the balloon man in the gut lol.

it didnt help we payd 5 bucks to get in and didnt end up doing ANYTHING cuz the hubby was too impatient to wait in lines! grr lol

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What complete BS, poor kid! I would have brought him one and if asked who it was for I'd say me and then I'd have given it to my son, I can understand them not just handing them out to kids under three but if they have an adult with them it is their responsibility to make sure the kid is safe.

Oh and I have never known anyone choke on a blown up balloon - maybe scare themselves shitless when it bursts but then if my kid bursts a balloon I take it off him so he can't choke on it (although he has yet to burst one) ;-)

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