Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bubble Art and Life's Lessons

I had a cousin who used to say, "You can't put a price on a good time".  Early on in my marriage and parenting, I would have thought that this way of thinking was absolutely ridiculous.

But as the years have passed and I have loosened up a little, I have found this statement to be true (when applied within reason of course).

Sometimes I reflect on it when I am pondering whether or not to schedule a vacation or take my kids on a special outing.

And other times it comes to me moments after I have started a project when I realize the consequences could be costly.

Like when you mix food coloring and soap and then let your kids blow bubbles on your kitchen table to make artwork.

It is a cute project and the kids laid paper over their colored bubbles. 

It was not what rested on top of the cups but rather what sat under them that made me cringe.  And then I shrugged my shoulders and thought, "Well you can't put a price on a good time".

The soap must have been the magic ingredient or maybe my cousin was watching out for me and pleading for mercy.  Either way, it cleaned up beautifully.

And another great time was had by all.  Thanks Greg for passing along such a great life lesson.

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