Friday, February 19, 2010

Attack of the Bubble Girl

Shhh.

Let’s be quiet.

I’m hiding.

I’m hiding from Natalie.

Why am I hiding from my two year old?

Because she wants me to blow bubbles for her.

ALL DAY LONG.

I can’t blow bubbles all day long. I just can’t. I’ll tell her that we’re all done with bubbles and hide them.

But guess what happens a few minutes later?



SHE FINDS THEM. All the time! She must have some inner bubble detector or something.

I’m starting to have nightmares. A giant bubble is chasing me...and if it’s not a giant bubble, it’s a bubble wand.

Because I’ll be doing my cleaning, right?

And suddenly I’ll turn around and there she is!



What I want to yell is, “I don’t want to blow anymore fecking bubbles!” But you aren’t supposed to A) yell at children or B) use choice words at them. It could damage their psyche or something.

I’ll politely tell Natalie that no, Mommy is done with bubbles and I’ll continue with my cleaning.

I’ll turn around and....



WHY WON’T SHE LEAVE ME ALONE? I’m really not as entertaining as she thinks. I need my space. Doesn’t she need her space? Bubbles really aren’t that interesting. If you’ve seen one bubble, you’ve seen them all.

But....



AHHHHHHHHHHHH!

I need one of those automatic bubble blowers. But I bet it won’t be the same to Natalie. She’ll frown at the machine, switch it off, tip toe behind me as I do the dishes and when I turn around I’ll see…

56 comments:

  1. Your right; the machine won't do the trick simply because you will take the time to go get one, pay for one, fill one, and spill one. =)

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  2. I can relate to this. Except it's my "other" who's the bubble maniac around here. Sorry, that probably doesn't give you much hope that she will outgrow the obsession...

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  3. Bwahahaha!!! I'm not laughing AT you, I'm laughing WITH you! LOVE IT!

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  4. Dang it...I was totally going to suggest an automatic one.

    And, it's probably not the same if you teach her how to do it, is it? Because, you could teach her to swing the wand around to get bubbles to come out.

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  5. Buy the machine. Hopefully it will bring you some peace lol

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  6. I used to work at a daycare that had two automatic bubblers in the two year old room. We would fill them up and then put them in the windows (we were in a basement, so the windows were way out of their reach). We would turn on the bubblers, turn on their favorite CD, and just let them dance in the bubbles.

    Maybe you could get a creepy Yo Gabba Gabba bubble blower and CD?

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  7. Bubble detector--LOL!!! We got a bubble blower and the kids still like me blowing the bubbles better. Sorry to burst your bubble! Ha ha ha!! Hello? Is this thing on?

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  8. I had one of those bubble machines. The enthusiasm wore off after a while.

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  9. this post absolutely made my day! my daughter is the same--i almost hate blowing bubbles now.

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  10. Ugh, bubbles ... *shudder*

    I hate the sticky mess that ensues when they try to dip the wand themselves.

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  11. I'm thanking God right now because my kids were never into bubbles.

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  12. I was going to tell you to get an automatic bubble machine. I bet she'll love it. It is amazing the amount of bubbles those things can spit out in 30 seconds. It'd make a great Easter gift!

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  13. Aww look at those eyes....

    Have you ever watched the show The Prisoner....speaking of bubbles chasing you?

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  14. But how can you turn around and see that little blond Darling and not want to blow bubbles for her? (yea, I know, too much).
    I think the bubble machine is the best, but out here we can do it outside (avoid the mess) where we can hose things down almost all year 'round. And Yo Gabba on the CD to dance to? Great idea!

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  15. Omg, you're funny! I agree with Joe, how can you deny that cute little face ANYTHING?!!

    Thanks for the smile!

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  16. Just in case you didn't know you Natalie is missing her twin or at least her soul sister in bubble blowing. Seriously, I even got one of those dang machines...apparently not the same. Abby's mantra is "BIIII BUBBA MOMMA" Then if I don't get it big enough the kids pissed! What's a mother to do? :)

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  17. I could blow all day long....

    (I'm sorry. I had to.)

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  18. Yeah, but she's so doggone cute-- and one of these days I have a feeling you're going to be posting, "Why doesn't she want ME to blow her bubbles any more?"

    I'm just sayin'...

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  19. Such a sweet face! But blowing bubbles can get tiring.

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  20. Can't you just turn that girl off? I'm pretty sure there's a power switch on her back.

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  21. This one made me laugh out loud. Not so good, because I'm sitting in a classroom while all my students are reading silently. The pictures just slay me.

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  22. I love blowing bubbles. The kids have outgrown it but I still buy bubble blow every easter. And sidewalk chalk. I pretend I'm playing with CJ but mostly he ignores me and I do my thing. =]

    ♥Spot

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  23. That cute little face is almost frightening when it just keeps popping up at every turn!

    Can you tell her that your bubble blowing mechanism is defunct?

    Probably not, eh?

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  24. I hate blowing bubbles too - I get so light-headed from it. We have a bubble machine and it is awesome, but you have to use it outside or your floor will be soaking wet (learned that the hard way).

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  25. Id say its at worth at least trying the automatic one!

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  26. She is such a little darling!! How can you resist that little face and blowing bubbles with her Lol!

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  27. awwww she's a cutie!! I don't blow bubbles for my girls...it makes me dizzy. Instead, I'll blow a few and then show them how to do it and then go about my business. We DO have one of those bubble blowers, but...I think I broke it. Hmph. We've had it almost a year anyway, so we can get a new one. It's awesome, but def do it outside!!

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  28. We used a fan in day care. You still have to stand there, but at least you don't accidentally inhale :)

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  29. I love bubbles and was thrilled when the grandkids got interested in them. Like you, I discovered that it does get old after a while.

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  30. Hahaha, I've been there, fortunately they don't insist too much.

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  31. hahaa! i tell my boys that i'm allergic to bubbles and that they have to ask daddy :)

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  32. HA HA! Finger paints often get their minds off bubbles....but that's only trading one mess for another. Who invents these things?

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  33. I hide from my children regularly. :D Great pictures!

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  34. Been there, done that...surprised at how quickly I run out of hot air (and hiding places!) You need a battery bubble machine....it's amazing and worth it.

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  35. Don't they make that lawn mower thingy that when you push it - it makes bubbles? Won't that keep her busy and out of your hair? You're always shopping the toy sales at Target. Maybe you should keep your eyes open for one of those bad boys!

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  36. Someday it will be you chasing her around begging to blow bubbles.

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  37. So funny! My little guy is obsessed with wrestling. He sometimes sneaks up behind me and tackles me down. AHHH! But I know I will miss it one day. Surely... And those bubble blowers are a mess!Especially when they decide to refill it themselves!

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  38. Amber, there's an award for you over at my place. - Nancy, aka BLissed-Out Grandma

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  39. I blew bubbles for my daughter once and she made me go through the whole container of liquid. I am not replacing it! I have things to do. I feel for you.

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  40. My girls are too old for bubbles-but I babysat my neice this weeknd and she chases me around asking to hold my hamster. She'll follow me into the bathroom asking if we can hold the hamster now even though we just put the poor terrorized thing back in his cage 5 minutes ago.

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  41. Just wanted to let you know that I have given you the Beautiful Blogger award. Please come over and check it out!

    http://thejkcatesfamily.blogspot.com/2010/02/another-major-award.html

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  42. I have a 3 year old and a nearly 2 year old..yes, they are both bubble freaks! But damn, your little girl is too cute to resist!!

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  43. The machine never satisfied my kids at that age. However, I think they annoyed the machine as much as they annoyed me.

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  44. LOL i went threw the exact same thing when my son was 2! I was lucky tho my mum was over visiting and she realised pretty quickly how unfun this bubble thing was! she baught a couple of the bubble machines from the disney store!! BUT that didnt amuse my son as much as it did the cats tho!

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  45. Oh this makes me laugh! After all I have a two year old grandson who like to build castles....and more castles...and more castles...and

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  46. You're so lucky. I tried blowing bubbles for Toot and she literally freaked out, started crying and crawled to her daddy. Oh well! lol

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  47. Been there done that! Miss it now! Such a sweet and funny post!

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  48. That was us last spring. I tried to justify all the bubble blowing as aerobic activity.
    And then I hid all the bubbles.

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  49. 1. don't waste money on the automatic bubble machines. I've gotten two - regular and elmo that was on sale at target. both broke relatively quickly.
    2. make rules. mine are bubbles only outside or in the bath. and outside other things distract and baths can only last for so long.

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  50. If you stop blowing bubbles you won't be able to write hilarious posts like this. I believe you have a duty not only to Natalie, but to us, your readers, as well. :)

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  51. She such a cutey pie.

    :) I hope you outlasted the bubbles.

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