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Every single day Luke asks me for "gums." Without fail. Which immediately makes me think of the bit in Jim Gaffigan's, Dad is Fat, on little kids and gum. "If they know you have a pack of gum, you suddenly have absolute power. You can lord it over them. Kids will do absolutely anything for a piece of gum."
Truer words have never been spoken, er, written. This is the daily conversation I have with Luke:
"Gums in Mommy purse?"
"Luke, you ate it all, remember?"
"Oh. We go get more at stooore?"
"Yes, but you have to be a good boy. No crying or throwing tantrums. And no smacking Wes!"
And it seriously works. Every. Single. Time.
Luckily for the little bugger, we snagged a phenomenal stash of bubble gum, and we all know what that means. Ultimate bribery and learning to blow bubbles! And swallowing most of it. Is it true it takes seven years to digest gum, or is that just an urban legend you learn when you are in elementary school? If it is true, Luke is going to be digesting gum for the next 70 years.
Anyway, last night we spent part of the evening enjoying some down time on a blanket outside. It was a scorcher of a day, so as the sun was setting, the weather was at that sweet spot of warmth and coolness, and the perfect place to attempt an education in the art of blowing bubble gum bubbles.
But first, Wes needed to perform a taste test to ensure it was satisfactory. He approved.
So, here we have Luke's version of blowing a bubble. The technique I will give a solid 8.3, but the execution was, well, a total flop. He chewed it, then completely spit it out, then put it back in his mouth and then ate it. I am actually quite impressed he even tried to do it being that he is only two and a half.
I thought that if we matched, it would give us some good bubble blowing juju.
Do you think it worked? (I think I need a refresher course in bubble blowing, too. These were pathetic.)
I love spending these simple, silly moments with my boys. This is what summer is all about, and we will be soaking every drop of it up in these last few weeks we have left of this wonderful season. I hope you do, too! Have a wonderful weekend, friends!
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