Mama Diaries

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Soap Ring

I bet you're thinking that I'm talking about a ring of soap around the bathtub- kind of like a dirt ring.  Nope.  I'm talking about a bar of soap transformed into a ring.  This was done by none other than my super-creative seven-year-old son.

The boy was taking an extra long time in the bathtub.  I assumed it was because I told him he needed to scrub up real good because he was extra filthy.  I assumed wrong.  Most of that time was spent carving a hole in the middle of a brand new bar of soap.

When he came out of the bathroom, he had a big grin on his face.

"What's the smile for?" I asked.

"I made something," he said.

"What?"

"Go in the bathroom.  You'll see."

That's when I saw it.  "How in the world did you do that?" I asked.

"Oh, I just kept the soap in the water a while.  Like about two hours, 'til it got soft.  Then I made the hole with my finger. It's a soap ring.  Do you like it?"

"Um, well...."  I wasn't quite sure what to say.  So I said,  "It's very creative, but next time, spend a little more time scrubbing and a little less time carving soap."

"Okay, Mama." 

We'll see if he listens.  

14 comments:

  1. I think your children must be angels :)

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  2. He is quite inventive! Good quality to have.

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    1. That he is. It'll be interesting to see what he grows up to be.

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  3. oh my goodness, how clever! he might have something there...

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    1. Do you think he can market and sell it? LOL

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  4. haha I have a feeling he prob won't listen and make a soap pyramid next..haha

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  5. At least he confessed. Apparently soap carving is a popular hobby among bored pre-teens. I just find the sculptures, but no one will admit to doing it. As if I don't know.

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    1. Great. So you're telling me his soap sculptures are just going to get more elaborate?

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  6. grinZ It would be fun to see what he did with the soap art items that are available. I did this with my grand niece and we had a blast. The soap smells pretty darn good too.

    Cupcake Soap

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    1. I'm sure he'd sculpt them into something other than what they were originally intended to be.

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  7. There are definitely worse things he could sculpt with ;-)

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