Monday Jun 04, 2007

Things you don't want to hear 15 minutes before leaving for the airport

"Delaney's homework is to fill 50 water balloons."

Oh where do I begin.  First off my daughter is sent home with really cheap water balloons.  You know the type, the kind that they actually give you a cheap plastic nozzle with because there is no way they are going to fit over a normal hose/faucet.  Except they didn't send home the nozzle.

Then you have my wife who despite all her beauty and talent in almost all things mom and otherwise, she's just not that strong when it comes to working with tiny knots.

Finally, these are water balloons.  Do you think maybe there should have been some accounting for breakage?  Especially with 3rd graders?  Nope, the kid was sent home with exactly 50.

What's life without a challenge.  Luckily we have a sprayer nozzle that tapered just enough to get the balloons over without breaking.  50 filled balloons in 25 minutes and not a single broken ballon.

 

My wife is going to have to figure out how to get them to the classroom which weigh more than my daughter.

 Update:  My wife used a small rolling suitcase to get them to class.  Clever!
 

 

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My name is Craig Bender aka ThinGuy. I'm a Principal Software Developer for Oracle's Virtual Desktop Engineering group.

I architect and evangelize the use of Oracle's Desktop technology including Sun Ray, Secure Global Desktop, and Oracle VDI.

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