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Super Mom and the Best Bubble Mix Ever!

Super Moms Unite!

Super Mom, I am not. Despite what my shirt says. That shirt was a gift anyhow. From a Super Mom. She is such a Super Mom that when my daughter had a Super Hero birthday party, my Super Mom friend made us all Super Hero t-shirts and Super Hero capes. Thanks, Super Mom.

It’s not my intention to make Kielbasa Stories the glorification of myself as a mother. I’m not really into the Mommy Blogger thing, although “Mommy” is one of the titles I proudly hold. The Mommiest of my moments? I do make my kids’ birthday cakes and share them here, but not because I’m Super Mom. It’s because I’m not. My kids won’t eat store-bought birthday cakes, and I’m so proud of myself for not fecking the whole thing up and that it is actually edible. I am in such disbelief that I have to share them here to immortalize them for all eternity. As simple as that.

Oh, and this week I made pierogi, and I took a picture, and I shared it on two forms of social media, so there!

This is not click bait

Having said all that, I’m about to do the most Super Mommiest thing I have ever done. I am going to share with you my super secret recipe for seriously the Best Bubble Mix Ever! And I mean it. That’s not click bait. I have created with my own hands the most amazing Bubble Mix with just a few simple ingredients.

Bubbles gone wrong

I started from buying industrial size Bubble Mix from Tesco for a birthday party we were planning. It cost an arm and a leg, smelled like old socks, and my kids promptly spilled the whole thing in the backyard. Furious and not wanting to lose my temper, I took that now empty bottle and checked the ingredients. As you may know Bubble Mix is basically soapy water, well soapy water and some glycerin. So I bought a bottle of glycerin and mixed it with water and some dish washing liquid. Voila, bubbles. Well, kind of. The bubbles weren’t very bubbly. They didn’t want to come off the wand. When they did, they popped quite quickly.

Back to the laboratory

Hmmm, back to the ingredients list. I didn’t recognize the rest of the ingredients I must admit. Most of them seemed to be responsible for the old sock smell as far as Google could tell me. Then I Googled one last ingredient, and was surprised that Google showed me bottle after bottle of Durex Play. Yep, the missing link in my bubble mix is the main ingredient in Durex Play. Durex Play is not cheap, but a bottle that costs 28 złoty in Poland is enough for about 4 liters or more of bubble mix. However, when buying three bottles at the pharmacy, it isn’t the best of ideas to tell the pharmacist that they are for your kid’s birthday party. Live and learn.

So here it is…The Bess Bubble Mix Ever!

  • A bottle or jar of water
  • 3 healthy squirts of a good quality dish washing liquid
  • A small bottle of glycerin
  • 4-5 healthy squirts of Durex Play 2 in 1

Depending on your bottle and your definition of healthy squirts, your mix might be too concentrated. No worries. When you pour some out for the kids, just dilute it with a bit of water.

Really? The Best Bubble Mix Ever?

What makes this recipe the Best Bubble Mix Ever? Well, the mix is extremely productive. With one dip of the wand, you can make 10 bubbles. The bubbles come off the wand easily, they are bouncy, and they last a long time. Plus it doesn’t smell like old socks.


PS In case anyone is in doubt that my kids are totally Polish, please note my daughter’s footwear 😉

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  • Reply
    October 1, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Don't you kid a kidder. Your daughter socks are clean and not with holes, also the footwear is not klapki Kubota (must have).

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    Lois B
    October 1, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Very clever, super mom! 🙂

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    October 3, 2016 at 2:51 am

    Hey Chris — write something about the strike… what are you seeing in your area? Thanks in advance
    Dorota in Colorado

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    October 4, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Hi Dorota- Practically all the ladies at work wore black and many went to at least one of the protest events. We walked the route, repeated the slogans, declared we would fight for our rights, then we went home. It was very crowded, cold and rainy, but also heartwarming. Then we have the Minister of Foreign Affairs saying it was a mockery of such a serious life and death subject and that the protesters used vulgarities. The day of the protest he said that protesters should have their fun. He is a perfect example of the contempt felt for women which inspired this proposal.

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    October 4, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Thanks! My hope is that this movement continues and brings about some concrete change in the future.

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