“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
参考答案：you care for it the best you can . and then it grows all by itself into a beautiful flower.