A Bubbly Moment

You know that half hour before school pick up time, or pre-school pick up time, in my case? I don’t know about you, but I find it either drags as I’m clock watching and loathe to start anything new, or it flies as I’m dashing around somewhere desperate to make it there on time!

One day last week, it was the former. Little Man and I had just finished playing a game together, but we still had around 10 minutes to kill before getting ready to go out. Instead of just drifting into the playroom for a bit of free-play (it would have involved him grabbing various things and throwing them everywhere, whilst I trailed round after him, I’ve no doubt!) I decided to make the 10 minutes count.

I got the bubbles out. Simple!

Bubbles fun

He loves the machine, and shouts ‘bubbles’ repeatedly at it! Turning it on and off and having them all hit him is clearly part of the attraction, too! He giggled and got covered, and it was lovely to carve out a little moment of fun with such an easy thing to do. Surely everyone loves bubbles?!

Safety point! – We tend to operate an outside only rule with these, largely because I worry about them making the floor dangerously slippery, but I had my trusty steam mop handy, ready to make the floor safe again! I also took his socks off and held his hand as soon as he was up – it was really slippery! No dogs were hurt in the making of this – Harry did not slip 😉

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43 thoughts on “A Bubbly Moment”

  1. Awww! Bubbles! I love bubbles! You are so right about that half hour though. We’re back at school today after Easter hols and although I’m looking forward to getting back to routine, am not looking forward to all the daft hanging about bits!

  2. Love the last photo !! Who’d have thought of such a thing-something making them automatically like this when we were kids ?? It was dropping the bottle of bubbles cos’ it got too slimy so replacing it with mum’s Fairy Liquid !! I’d not have thought of the floor getting all slippy as well !!

  3. Phew, glad Harry wasn’t hurt-if he slipped it could be rather worrying for everyone! Lovely fun and you’ve given me an idea for something we can do at home next week 🙂

  4. LP adores bubbles and we’ve just got a new bubble machine which she loves! Definitely a great way to pass ten minutes 🙂

    You’ve done a typo that I love – ‘trusty steam pop’! 🙂 x

  5. Bubbles really are the best! Great photos 🙂 We also operate the outside rule, they really do make the floor ridiculously slippy don’t they?! Immediate mopping required. So much fun though 🙂

  6. Love these photos Jocelyn, just fabulous. Looks like Little Man is having the best time with those bubbles. Snazzy machine too, POD would love one of those! Great post, thank you for sharing #whatsthestory

  7. Bubbles rock! Crevette added ‘bubbles’ to the shopping list today and he was delighted that I did not forget! Your bubble machine seems to be fab! The kids have one for the bath but it was a huge disappointment as it has never worked. Where did you get yours? Mel #MagicMoments

    1. They do! I got that from The Entertainer – it was a sale bargain that has turned out to be worth every penny!

  8. Bubbles are not just for little ones! When Simon’s Mum was bed bound towards the end of her life we bought her a bubble machine and it was one of the best things we could have done. She loved watching the bubbles and trying to pop them and I am sure it made her last days with us become that bit more alive.

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