Bubble: Daily Post Prompt 6th May

We’ve been a bit busy lately for me to do one of these every day, but I could not resist this one

I love Bubble machines, you know the ones that automatically dish out bubbles of varying size and colours. Plays hell with the dog who doesn’t understand where they come from, why they disappear when she touches them and why they taste funny (not chicken).
As a kid, it was one of those little pots with a plastic hoop inside and we’d have competitions to see who could blow the biggest bubble. Then it became an art and you’d see people of the telly blowing long bubbles, fat bubbles, round bubbles and even sit inside bubbles.

But have you any idea how many bubbles can be produced from a packet of tide washing powder?
I can tell you from first hand experience it’s an entire room and I would probably have drowned in them if my Dad hadn’t saved me by getting the ladder and climbing through the bathroom window.

I was very young, about 5, maybe 6, and had decided to help Mum with the housework by cleaning the bath. I used a sponge rather than a cloth and everyone knows that they cause more bubbles to form, so I was quite content tipping in the entire packet of Tide and ‘frothing up’……….. and up, and out, and under, and up some more.
What made it worse was that we had a dicky lock on the bathroom and I couldn’t get out, so I panicked as I couldn’t make the bubbles go away.

Mum stopped using Tide after that (switched to the blue powder that washed whiter than white ‘cos she got some free plastic tulips), and I didn’t help with the cleaning for a while as it was considered safer for me to dust.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to Bubble: Daily Post Prompt 6th May

  1. So funny! I can just picture the frothing bubbles!

  2. Gail says:

    Yikes! Thank God for dads who climb through bathroom windows!

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  4. scifihammy says:

    haha Oh dear! What kids can get up to! 🙂

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