What are those...?
A young boy asks his father about Mum. "Dad, what are those
things on Mummy's chest?"
The Dad doesn't know what to say so comes up with "They're
"Balloons!" The boy replies. "Why would there be balloons
on Mummy's chest?"
Dad tries to think of something fast that will satisfy the
boy. "Well, when Mummy dies, we blow them up and she floats
up to heaven."
The young boy seems to think this makes sense and all is
forgotten for the time being.
A month or two later, Dad is cutting the grass out back when
the young boy comes running out. "Dad! Dad! Come quick!
Mummy's dying! Mummy's dying!"
The Dad stops the boy and says "Calm down son. What do you
mean? Why do you think Mummy is dying?"
The boy is breathless, but explains "Well, Uncle Arthur is
in there blowing up Mummy's balloons and Mummys yelling Oh
God, I'm Coming!"