"You're my anchor, my mainstay. You're... you're the sandbag for my hot air balloon."
"I'm your sandbag?"
"No, no, it's a good thing. Without your presence in my life, I might otherwise flit and be lost."
"Did you just say, 'flit and be lost'?"
"Are you making fun of me?"
"It just sounds like a derogatory comment you fling at someone: Oh, go flit and be lost already."