Weekly High-Five Report: Bubble Wrap


Happiness is a roll of bubble wrap

Last week, my stepdaughter had a birthday. I believe in an abundance of wrapped goodies. If the gift is a remote control car, wrap the batteries, too. If it’s a new pair of skis, wrap the bindings separately. That way the fun of opening gifts lasts longer.

This year I even wrapped the bubble wrap.

And you know what? I think the $6 roll of large-size bubble wrap was the biggest hit of the night. I knew she was easy to please, but this was a whole new level.



I’m proud of her for finding the joy in the small things. Through the years we’ve spent many hours stomping on bubble wrap, giggling together as we marched and popped, stepped and snapped.

This week’s high-five goes out to Evelyn. She’s ten years old and she already understands that life’s best moments are often the small ones. Keep being awesome Ev.

10 responses »

  1. I am putting bubble wrap on the gift list for my 12 year old son. Great idea! His favorite thing to do with it? Put it on the driveway and either bike or skateboard over it! Happy Birthday Ev!

  2. Our baby girl (she is 24 now) loves bubble wrap. When she was younger she and her friend would make interstellar jump suits and shout Zoltan! For Christmas, I give my wife ‘one’ present in a big box. Inside would be all her little presents. She loves opening presents.

  3. Oops, you are probably going to start another string of “rants” on this one…
    What a waste! The bubble wrap should be re-used, recycled, etc.
    Sorry to be the “downer” on this one, but we have enough plastic on the planet getting used ONE time only…
    KT in Lake Tahoe

  4. And here’s another idea for Evelyn: Paint the bubble wrap and press it onto paper. It looks just like snakeskin. Super-cool way to make wrapping paper to wrap up more bubble wrap! Glad things are going so well for you, Kim.

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