Momma Told Me: Don't Pop It!
It's funny. As a kid there are 3 generally awesome things associated with going out to eat; happy meal toys or coloring mats, complimentary (sundae) desserts, and, at the truly great restaurants on Family Night, a balloon. Growing up, Momma was the type of parent who'd do anything to shield my eyes from these shiny inflated balls of wonder. She'd less than discreetly be caught making an execution motion and grimacing whenever the hostess would near our table with a handful of balloons. She wanted no part in it. She wanted no part in the eventual 'let go' in the parking lot, followed by the 10 minutes of crocodile tears and "I want MY balloon!" as Pop raced back in for a replacement. She wanted no part of the colorful ball floating in the rear view mirror, from the back seat. No part of the eventual squeaking rubber of tiny nails digging into it's side, and no bit of her sanity lost to an unexpected, and always traumatic, 'POP!'
Boom Boom Balloon. Classified as a Kids game for ages 8+, be mindful real balloons and rubber fragments are involved, this simple tactile game pairs wits with your child's first true anxiety experience, proving fun for the whole family. I'll admit, we had a blast playing 4 consecutive rounds of this game, but there were points I found Jay exclaiming, "Who thought up this twisted game?!" as he winced in expectation from the sidelines. But, what do you expect from a game that's entire premise is to poke a latex balloon until it pops?
pop pout during game play.
What Daughter Says: Finally, a game where a kid can be a kid! (Much to Mom's chagrin.)