Mama Diaries

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Bubble Beards

My kids have been trying to entertain themselves since the cold weather is keeping them out of school.  Today they came up with an ingenious activity:  Filling the kitchen sink with water, dumping an entire container of liquid hand soap in, and creating more bubbles than you've ever seen in one sink.

"And you're going to do what with those bubbles?" I asked when I saw the mess.

"Make bubble beards!" my nine-year-old son said.  He dipped his hand in the suds and smeared bubbles all over his chin.  He looked a little like Santa Claus.

"Nice," I said, eyeing the spectacle.

My twelve-year-old daughter came over and did the same thing, except she added a mustache.  Then my boy chased her around the house. Bubbles flew off their faces and landed on the floor.

Schultz, our hundred-pound German Shepherd was curious about those bubbles which had landed on the floor.  So he stuck he nose in them and sniffed.  And guess what happened?  He got a bubble beard, too!

So what do you think, ladies and gentlemen?  Should I go smear some bubbles on my face and join in the fun?

36 comments:

  1. Why not?
    You could suggest they wash something with those bubbles...
    I know - not going to happen!

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  2. I think you should dip them in the bubbles and turn them into human mops.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. The thought crossed my mind, but then I figured those bubbles might not be so good for our wood floors. ;0)

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  3. I think you should—and have someone take a picture! :)

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  4. I bet you'll be pleased when the weather gets warmer!!!!!! kids bless them.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Yes, I'll send them outside to play with the fire ants. (Kidding!)

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  5. You could be the Bubble Beard Family!

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  6. Yes, I say join them and declare today as Bubble Beard Day!

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    1. Hmmm. I think that would be a great national holiday. ;0)

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    1. Bubble mustaches and beards are a lot of fun!

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  8. well, that was an expensive waste of hand soap!

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    1. Yes. I should deduct the expense from their allowances. ;0)

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  9. *LOL* Go for it! What a family portrait that would be! :)

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    1. Ha! I think we'll show up at the JCPenny portrait studio and send it out as our Christmas photo.

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  10. Go for it, then when done have Schultz lick them off lol

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    1. Hahaha! Could you imagine the face he'd make after licking those yucky bubbles?

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  11. This does sound like fun. I would join in.

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    1. I fill up the sink and you can come on over!

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  12. If you get beards on everyone, this would make a great family portrait!

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    1. Yes, this has been suggested. I think we'll try it for our next Christmas card. ;0)

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  13. I hope the fun of it makes up for the cleaning afterwards. So cute to have Schultz join in too. :)

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  14. Bubble beards sound like good clean fun!

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  15. Of course you should ;) This sounds like a ton of fun!

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    1. We'll have to do it again and take pictures.

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  16. LOL!!! Wait, where are the pictures? The ingeniousness of kids. =)

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    1. Didn't have the camera - as usual, but maybe we'll do it again and take pictures. Do you think the dog will cooperate? ;0)

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