“Mom, you must have been terribly bored staying at home when I was a child",I said.
"Bored? Housework is boring.But you were never boring”.
I didn't believe her, so I said.”Surely children are not as stimulating as a career.”
“A career is stimulating,” she said. “ I'm glad I had one. But a career is like an open balloon. It remains inflated only as long as you keep pumping. A child is a seed . You water it,
stimulating adj. 刺激的，有刺激性的
inflated adj. 膨胀的
You care for it the best you can . And then it grows all by itself into a beautiful flower.