Wednesday, February 08, 2006

First Bubble

How do you teach someone a skill that you perform unconsciously? Iris is approaching the last of her Halloween candy and has opened a package of Bubble Yum. She is having one a night after dinner. Last weekend, she gave one piece each to Mark and myself so that we could demonstrate how to blow a bubble. (That is how I discovered that Mark couldn’t blow a bubble.) It was hard to explain to Iris how I manage to blow them. I really had to practice and pay attention to how I achieved it so that I could explain the steps to her. Iris couldn’t blow bubbles at first.

Last night, while curled up on the couch and watching a movie with me, she took her gum out of her mouth and showed me a tiny bubble! She did that with only 2 nights practice. Am I proud? Why else would I be blogging about it?

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1 comment:

  1. I have never been able to blow a bubble either. Which is really fine with me, since I never liked bubble gum.

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