Sunday, May 23, 2010

Bubble time!

What is it with kids and bubbles? Just walk down any kids aisles in a store and you are bound to stumble upon many items to do with bubbles such as bubble guns, bubble wands and bubble machines just to name a few. It's easy to say that most kids adore bubbles.

My son is no exception to this rule. In our backyard you can find a kiddie coaster, a water table, a bike and countless toys that cost more than a 99 cent pack of bubbles...and you can guess what he chooses. Bubbles!

This past Friday when I got home from work we headed outside to play in the heat (seriously it's so hot and it's only May!). I filled up a container of bubbles and Noah went to town with his bubble gun. I swear he sat there for a good half hour blowing bubbles.

What is with bubbles that brings so much happiness to little kids? Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of bubbles. As a child I loved going to the Childrens Museum in New Orleans and getting in the giant tire filled with bubbles where you pull the bubbles and surround your self in a bubble. It was a great time!

Whenever I see Noah so happy with bubbles I always think back to the quote in Knocked Up.

Pete: I wish I liked anything as much as my kids like bubbles.
Ben Stone: That's sad.
Pete: Totally sad. Their smiling faces just point out your inability to enjoy anything.

And just like the movie...I wish I enjoyed anything as much as Noah loves bubbles! A close comparision: Starbucks!

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