In honor of my commitment to no more multi-tasking, I am introducing “No More Multi-Taskin’ Mama Mondays.” I hope to write posts on Monday’s about this commitment to the present, unhurried life I am trying to achieve.
I thought I would post this super-fun activity I did with my boys a couple weekends ago. It was a Saturday and I had umpteenth things I should have been doing. But, my boys would have none of it. They were cranky. They were clingy. They were punching each other – hard. In other words – they were a mess. A big, giant, Preschool/Kindergarten boy heap of crazy. I listened to my inner voice for a change (a.k.a. God’s whispers, shouts, pleads to me to stop and pay attention) and put my list aside and decided the day would be spent with the sole focus on loving on my mini-men.
We made bubbles and bubble wands. Super easy. Lots of fun. And, it can take up a whole day if you want it to! We spent the morning making bubble wands out of straws, string, coat hangers…anything we could think of that might work. We made a science project out of it. Made hypotheses of which wands would work best and why. My engineer sons even spent time drawing up their designs before actually creating them because that’s how their magical little minds work (Me? I am more of a trial and error girl myself. They get there engineering genes from their father.). We pulled out cookie cutters and kitchen utensils and predicted which would make the biggest and best bubbles.
Then we got to work on our bubble solution:
2 1/2 quarts water
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup clear liquid dish detergent (not soap for an automatic dishwasher)
Food coloring (optional)
Find the recipe and fun bubble wand ideas here:
And just in case you were wondering, our mommy-son day paid off. The next day my monkeys were calm, civil and less crazy (because let’s face it – little boys are always a little nuts). It was a very productive Saturday.