Make Something: BIG!

When Noah Scalin wrote today’s Make Something prompt—“make something as big as you possibly can”—I suspect he had in mind creating something life-size. Huge. Outlandish.

But honestly, the very first thing that came to my mind was bubble gum.

I wanted to blow big bubbles. So, while out and about today, I picked up a few packs of Hubba Bubba. (Did you know they make Dr. Pepper-flavored gum?!) . And when the clock struck 5:00 p.m., I gathered the children and nanny to blow bubbles with me.

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What fun! We worked the gum with our jaws, stretched it with our tongues, filled it with our breath. Some bubbles sucked right back into our mouths; others drooped to our chins or stuck to our noses. When we discovered that one piece of gum wasn’t quite enough, we impeded our speech by stuffing in a second. To get one another’s attention, we grunted. We used our eyes to express excitement, disappointment, awe, and joy.

Not one of our bubbles would break a world record (although the children had some impressive tries). But our bubbles were big enough.

Better yet, we made something important today. We made a memory that will last far longer than any wad of bubblegum.

And that’s big.

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