"Love follows knowledge."
"Beauty above all beauty!"
– St. Catherine of Siena

Monday, August 15, 2016

Matthew Monday: Matthew’s First Chewing Gum Bubbles

Matthew’s had a fascination with chewing gum for a while, but when I introduced him to bubble gum and blowing bubbles, he was hooked.  For the longest time he tried to blow a bubble, but it’s not easy to teach someone.  You got to put it on the tip of your tongue, spread it out, slide the tongue out, and then blow air to inflate.  Sounds easy until you’ve tried.  And then trying to get those instructions across to a six year old is not easy.  He tried and tried for days.  Finally on the evening of July 8th he runs over to me and with a bubble on his lips mumbles, “Daddy, Daddy.”  Luckily I had a camera nearby, and snapped a picture.  Here’s his first bubble, but by the time I had turned the camera on and focused, the bubble had deflated somewhat.

And then minutes later he ran back to me with another.

Ain't he precious?  He’s been blowing bubbles ever since.

PS, he’s nearly recovered from the pneumonia.  He’s not even coughing any more.  He goes back to the doctor on Wednesday.


  1. Glad to hear Matthew is getting better. Best wishes to you all.

    God bless you and your family.