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The Miracles of Modern Science

If you’ve visited our house recently, you’ve likely walked in the front door and said, “Well that’s an interesting addition to the decor…”

And I’ve said, “Ah yes. That’s a birthday balloon.”

You: I see that. Who’s birthday is it?

Me: Jason’s. February 3rd. You know, 69 days ago. His office gave it to him and he brought it home. Within 7 minutes Jonas had pulled the string off and it perched itself there. At first we were too lazy to get out a ladder and pull it down, but now we’re just kind of impressed with how long it’s lasted. We are researching if there’s a world record for helium-filled mylar balloons sticking to the ceiling in a stationary place. Bennett’s going to called Guinness (he’s the the family world records expert and liasion).

You: Right.



Additionally, with no relation to the above or really anything:

(Edited, because y’all are whiny babies about your TV shows, to add – THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPOILER AHEAD)

Tuesday night we were watching House. The big boys were in bed and Jonas was drinking a sippy cup of milk and snuggling with Jason. We usually let him stay up 10 minutes after the other boys go to bed so he can settle down and not disrupt them when he goes to bed. Did you see Tuesday’s House episode? The one with the sick guy who’s a hoarder? And so House sends the Aussie and Jane from Joan of Arcadia’s uptight twin sister over to the guy’s house to look for things that might be making him sick? And Jane sees two human feet under a tarp against a pile of crap? And she lifts up the tarp and you’re waiting for it to be a rotting corpse or just two ankle stumps or something grody, but it’s just an actual living girl?

All of this happened too quickly for us to realize it was getting gross and slap a hand over Jo’s eyes, so he saw the whole scene. His reaction?

Jonas: She’s not a dead person! She’s alive!

It’s like he’s this tiny little adult who actually understands EVERYTHING suddenly. I keep thinking he’s just a little tuned out lump. Probably time for him to stop watching medical dramas with us. At least until he’s 13.

7 Responses to The Miracles of Modern Science

  1. Isn’t House on on Mondays? I watch it on Hulu so I wouldn’t know.

    Also, thanks for the spoiler! 😛

    On the other hand, that’s adorable. Poor guy is going to be so scarred.

    • Ah, you’re right. It was Monday. My brain is half here.

      Sorry for spoiling it. Although, I actually did you a favor because it was a cheap trick. Don’t show two feet that are clearly the corpse of some guy the sick guy has hacked to pieces and been living with on the commercial and then have it be a live girl 10 minutes into the show. You can do better, House writers.

      And please, Jonas is so not scarred. I’m kind of surprised he didn’t say, ‘Huh. Well that was a cheap trick.’

  2. You totally did spoil that! That was a crazy part of the episode. I actually gasped when I saw the feet.

    Also, the balloon reminds me of the ‘Ballooney’ episode of Phineas and Ferb. 🙂

    • It’s at the beginning of the episode! It’s not like I ruined the end. *SIGH* ok, I’ll edit it to add ‘House spoiler ahead’.

  3. Years ago I geto my sister a mini mylar balloon on a stick. Two years later she still had it and it was as hard as the day I bought it. I don’t know how long it actually lasted. That also reminds me, I have an old calculator that I got about the time Kacey was born and I haven’t had to change the battery. Spooky!

  4. Nearly wordless wednesday is a literal life saver! It really is the only blog I can read safely while driving. I strongly endorse this format. The fun part is guessing what it’s about while driving, then later realizing how wrong I was when I finally get a chance to read it!
    Thanks Liz! Keep on entertaining me!

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