Times has changed for balloons. When I a child, I remembered that balloons are only in round shapes or the long ones used for creating balloon animals. Nowadays, they are already shaped as cartoon characters.
Why is this so? Is is because of growing competition between balloon manufacturers? Has a child's taste changed? Do children prefer elaborately-designed balloons compared to the round one?
For me, I still prefer a bright red round balloon. Come to think of it, I missed holding the string of a balloon for myself. :)
I guess simple things have more meaning than complex ones. You're mind can create more illusions when seeing a bright red round balloon as supposed to a Sponge Bob-shaped balloon.