When I was a kid, I wanted a Joy stick. You know what I'm talking about - it was a promo with Joy dish detergent. You could send it x number of proof of purchases and they'd send you a giant bubble making "Joy stick"!! Well...I never got one cuz Mom bought a dishwasher which didn't take joy, and Nan was a die-hard palm olive user. Gone was my dream.
Recently, though, I had teh chance to live out my dream when we went to the dollar store!!! There it was in its fluroescent orange splendor. It had a different name, but the principle was the same :) It was , for all intents an purposes, a joy-stick!!! $2. +tx later, we were outta there and the kids had no idea why I was so giddy over a big plastic tube!!!
That weekend, I was the coolest Mom on the block! (cept for the not living on a block part :) We used the recipe on the pack and made our bubble solution for giant humungo bubbles. The rest, as they say, is history! Both the girls had a blast making ginormous bubbles!! and I have to admit...so did I!