Ruby got this cute flower balloon on her teacher, Mrs. Millwood's 40th birthday. She love, love loved this balloon.
A day or two after receiving it, Eli asked politely if he could pop it. Ruby politely told him "no". This went back and forth several times until Eli though he'd be super sneaky and ask if he could "hug" her balloon. Of course, to this, she said "yes". Eli then proceeded to hug the balloon until it popped.
Ruby was hysterical!!! Eli knew immediately that what he did was wrong and that he wanted to make it right so... we took Eli and his wallet to the Paper Factory where he chose this new balloon for Ruby. It was a hit! AND Eli did not ask to "hug" this one!