July 15, 2011 @ 10:20 am | Filed under: Books
Rilla has joined the legions of children who think Laura and Mary’s pig-bladder balloon is the most fascinating and disgusting thing she ever heard of.
I still remember how long and hard I used to study that picture. That and the pig’s tail. So squicky, so delicious-sounding!
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That passage (and a few others from the Big Woods) totally turned me off on Little House for about two years. We finally just decided to skip a good chunk of that book. Not for the squeamish.
On July 15, 2011 at 11:25 am
I remember looking at that picture as a little girl and thinking “really? ewwwwww”
How wonderful for Rilla. Such a rite of passage for folks like us to pass Laura on to folks like her 🙂 Enjoy every word!
On July 15, 2011 at 2:25 pm
Emily D. says:
I thought it looked awesome. And it also has to be MUCH sturdier than a current type balloon. And the pig’s tail! That always sounded good to me. Like bacon!
On July 16, 2011 at 6:50 am
My kids at school are always amazed by that. Sometimes they don’t know what a bladder is so it totally disgusts them after I explain everything.
On July 17, 2011 at 8:08 am