Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Bubbles

The other day I took advantage of the inexplicable lack of winter weather and went outside with the kids.  In addition to creating a family portrait with sidewalk chalk, playing hopscotch and tic-tac-toe, and attempting to skip in snow boots with a too short rope, I also waved a bubble sword around.  Kids really do go crazy for bubbles, running down the sidewalk, jumping and popping them in the air, squealing at the big sized ones, the snowmen ones, the ones that seem like they will go on forever and never burst.  No grown-up would be this excited about anything, even if thousand-dollar bills were floating in the air.

I was immediately reminded of two movie scenes.  The first from the movie "Knocked Up":
And the second from "Finding Nemo":
Yes, Mr. Rudd, my children do remind me how difficult it is for my adult self to enjoy anything, but they also help me appreciate things anew.  We all have an excited little yellow fish inside us, don't we? Anyway, I love bubbles for their ability to amuse my children until the soap runs out.  (They also add extra fun to bath time).

Strangely enough, this week's scishow was about bubbles.  Apparently they can destroy boat propellers and  also cure cancer. Fun!


8 comments:

Sylvia McNicoll said...

I love bubbles because they carry mini rainbows in them. They float. I like the surprise of the pop too. Like a miniature little wet firework going off.

LadyJai said...

Just stopping by to say hi! I'm in short stories, Sci-fi, fantasy and YA of Rachael Harrie's Writers' Campaign. I've been a part of Rachael's campaign for a while now. It's amazing how we can network like this and meet some many awesome people.

alberta ross said...

wow - liked that last clip! the yellow fish was fun too - fellow campaigner saying hi

Jay Noel said...

I read about cavitation bubbles and cancer not too long ago. Incredible. Love this stuff, as I used to blog about science back in the day.

J. A. Bennett said...

I love random thoughts like this where I actually learn something, and laugh at the same time :)

Sylvia van Bruggen said...

Hi! thank you for visiting and following! :) I can't help but giggle happily at the name of your blog! Followed you back!

Rek said...

These bubbles can be both fun and useful ...I enjoy as much as my nephews even the blowing kind. Thanks for the visit

AveryMarsh said...

Mind blown from the last clip.

At our local children's museum they have a bubble room and it entertains me more than the kids. My favorite attraction is this ring you stand in and when you pull the handle, the ring lifts encapsulating you in a giant bubble. I always get so excited the taller it gets, until my kids ruin my fun by popping it before it gets to the top.

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