Splatter!

Plop!
Splatter!
 
Teaching a two
year old how to
blow bubbles isn’t
as easy as it may
seem.
 
Soap ran down
her arms and
onto her shirt.
She swirled the
wand vigorously
in the solution and
pulled it out dripping.
 
“Blow, Mira!”
 
Drip!
Splatter!

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  1. Oh, I have LIVED this! Delightful! I loves me some bubbles! It always cracks me up when they suck in, instead of blowing, and get a bit of a bubbly surprise. :)

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    • I have to confess sometimes I would hide those bubbles away because they really made a horrid mess, all over her, the porch floor, me. And have you noticed how some of those solutions don’t work very well at all? That makes me mad…you just can’t get them to make a good bubble. Not cool man. :(

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  2. I absolutely love this Gayle ~ your observation is spot on, I’ve been there!! :)

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    • Haha…thank you, Jacqueline! Teaching them bubble blowing is a rite of passage for all toddlers. Oh, and maybe all the grown ups too. :)

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  3. I can see this as a very nice problem in a way… the cleaning up afterwards is so much easier than after fingerpainting… it’s so sweet.

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    • It is messy for sure. Mira and I haven’t gotten into finger painting yet but I’ve told her about it so I think it will be coming up soon. If I can just get my nerve up. :)

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  4. No! It ISN’T easy! :) I currently have a two-year-old, so I know exactly what you’re talking about. Plus, some of us big kids can act like we’re two a lot of the time and may need a patient grown-up to teach us how to do things properly, avoiding some of the unnecessary mess.

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  5. What a sweet poem. I can just see her trying to blow those bubbles!

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  6. Yes I see the problem, but its such fun and a delight watching them try and then finally catching on…..well done.

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  7. Have recently had this exact experience with my 2 year grand-daughter (i was 10 when I had daughter and she was 10 when she had grand-daughter, so I’m not really old:) ) Anyway, charming, bubbly fun well expressed.

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    • Shirley, you could not have meant to say you were 10 years old when you had your daughter and then she was 10 when she had her daughter?!

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  8. So sweet, but I bet you both had fun.

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  9. Messy but so much fun that I had forgotten it now that my kids are grown up ~ I think its also fun to do it outside ~ Enjoyed this one Gayle ~

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  10. Ah, those two-year-olds DO enjoy bubbles, don’t they? And indeed one can find those drips and spatters everywhere. What fun to be a grandmother, isn’t it?

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  11. After you guys the bubbles down, then comes whistling (there will be less hygienic splattering and dripping). Ah, but the fun after we discuss their accomplishments, once they’re old enough to blow bubbles and whistle!

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  12. Very cute, and so true! My grand-daughter is 2, and learning new things all the time. There are messes, to be sure! Love your poem! :)

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  13. VERY true :-P

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  14. Now that brings back memories! I used to blow bubbles with soap through my hands instead of washing them.

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  15. sweet & cute, even the mess, when a two year old is involved…

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  16. I remember these messy days! Usually followed by sloppy grinning kisses 😊

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  17. Delightful! Messy, perhaps, but I’m sure a lot of fun was had!

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  18. The sweetness of such a tender moment written beautifully! I enjoyed this so much!

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  19. Blow, girl blow! It is the fun of it that matters. It may not be perfect bubbles but it sure teaches them something for them to remember!

    Hank

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  20. Fun! I bet you feel like a kid as well blowing bubbles

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  21. A sweet moment to share. :)
    I think some of the messiest activities with children create the best memories. There are some great homemade recipes online too when those store bought mixtures become frustrating.

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  22. This made me think of those big bubble wands….there is just something magical about bubbles

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  23. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade)

     /  February 24, 2016

    I remember BEING the two-year-old (and older) and not getting the darned things to work.
    :-D

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  24. Fun image of a fun time–the art of bubble-blowing is ageless.

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  25. Children’s Bubbles
    kNow no limits
    except for rules
    limiting
    how
    bubbles
    come and go..:)

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