HOW TO BLOW A BUBBLEGUM BUBBLE
THE SCENE: THE SCHOOL PLAYGROUND
most of us don’t have to reach too far back in our memories
to remember the hours and hours we spent practicing
blowing bubblegum bubbles so we could look really “cool”...
KEEP THE TRADITION GOING!
spend some sweet, fun, innocent time with your kids and grandkids...
teach them how to blow a bubble!
you’ll get a “rush” knowing you haven’t lost the skill,
and they’ll think you’re the coolest person they know!
NEED A LITTLE REFRESHER COURSE?
1st: choose either dubble bubble or bazooka.
why those brands? all gum contains sugar which is great for taste
but bad for bubbles...they contain less sugar and are harder to chew,
but provide greater strength for bubbles.
Next: chew a fresh piece of bubblegum until it is soft and loses its flavor...
push the gum around with your tongue, and using the roof of your mouth
and your tongue, form the gum into the shape of a ball...
then flatten it against the back of your front teeth, while bracing
the edges of it against your top and bottom front teeth...
gently push your tongue through the gum
until there is a thin layer on the tip of your tongue...
using your lips to brace the gum,
blow air slowly and carefully from your lungs...
if you want to blow the biggest bubbles, be careful & blow slowly,
keeping even pressure on the gum to keep it from sagging
PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!
like all great “body skills”
(i.e. belching on demand, whistling, snapping your fingers)
bubblegum blowing will require lots of practice time to get it right!
the good news, though, is that it is something you can do
while doing other things
(today they call it “multi-tasking”...years ago,we called it
“walking and chewing gum at the same time!!!”
GUM IN HAIR
chances are, blowing a large bubble will produce giggles
when it pops and bursts all over your face...
sometimes it makes it’s way up and sideways too - right into your hair!
don’t reach for the scissors - the secret is a little peanut butter
or cooking oil, and a fine-toothed comb...
AVOID THE RULER ON THE KNUCKLES!
trust us, you’re too old now to even think you can get away with jamming
your gum under a desk or chair...
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