Early last week the kids and I spent hours in the backyard soaking up the hot sunshine and playing with an abundance of "new" outdoor toys. By the end of the week we were snuggled up inside with the heat blasting as it snowed. Weird or What?
Anyways, during the "set up" of the backyard play area (because up here in Canada ya gotta put away all the outdoor toys or the weight of the snow or the pulverizing powers of hail could leave you "toyless") I found a box filled with surprises. Sure, I bought every single item in the box but it was just as much of a SURPRISE as to the contents of the box as it was to the kids. I shop lots and therefore forget what it is I have pre-purchased. Allow me to explain...
I BUY EVERYTHING ON SALE/CLEARANCE. I am always a season ahead of the times (buying winter stuff in the summer and summer stuff in the winter) and it
- I WIN because I love to shop and get bargains.
- Daddy Dave WINS because it doesn't cost anymore than it should (RE: budget).
- The kids WIN because they get lots of totally cool things to play with.
At first the kids wanted it on continuously however, given that it uses about a 250 ml of bubble solution in no time and requires SIX AA batteries to operate, I had to teach them something new. I love when I
After about 10 minutes of continuous bubble making, I shut it off. The
Note: It may help if you picture me waving my arms up and down using a voice with extreme excitement/disappointment and an overly-enthusiastic clap and cheer/dance at the end!
"Guess What?? (Both Ave & Bryce were quite and listening intensely) The Bubble Fairy just sent me a message and she told me that the bubble maker can not be used all the time because then the magic will disappear and we wont have any bubbles at all. OH NO! That's not good news is it? That's ok. Not to worry...she explained that she will let ME know when it can go on AND when it must be turned off. ISN'T THAT EXCITING???? But you can't ask because then the Bubble Fairy wont come by and let us use the machine. Ok? Do you Understand? (to which they nodded) YA HOOO!! This is so exciting we will never know when the Bubbles are coming....HOW EXCITING it will always be a SURPRISE when it's time to visit AND leave Bubble Land!"
|And this would be "Bubble Land"|
Did it work? Oh. Yes. It. Did. They need reminders from time to time but all and all the Bubble Fairy came through.
I highly recommend this investment...tons and tons of fun! (Yes, you can use the Bubble fairy story too if your kids are as
whinny persistent as mine...LOL!)
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