Hoppo Bumpo (n): A children's game. Played by folding one's arms and hopping on one leg. Aim is to bump opponents, so that they lose their balance. Last person standing wins.

November 22, 2009

Eye spy ... joy

I am playing along with Bug and Pop's lovely "Eye Spy" each Sunday. This week's theme is from the gorgeous Aussie Waffler. She has asked us to spy a bit of joy.

This is something that brings joy to Argy and Bargy on sunny days. Our loungeroom shimmers with "rainbows" cast from crystals I have hanging in the window. The boys love to chase the dancing colours about as the sun changes position through out the day. They never tire of their rainbows.

Poor Mr HB always looks uncomfortable about the whole rainbow thing. Being the boffin he is, he sometimes attempts to correct the boys. Blah blah ... refractive index ... blah blah ... water versus crystals ... blah blah ... Snell's Law ... blah blah ... not a true rainbow.

Rainbow or not, I have to say its hard not to smile when I see the myriad of beautiful, intense colours. And just quietly the thought of explain physics to a 3 and 4 year old also makes me smile.

Thank you to Cindy for hosting Eye Spy and to Tara for the theme. To discover other adventures, head over here.


  1. Poor Mr. HB - I also have someone close to me that would try explaining the difference!!!
    (It makes me laugh - on the inside of course - too!)
    Great pic. Great joy.

  2. rainbows real or fake bring joy to most situations :D

  3. I have a big smile on my face after reading your post, the rainbow is just gorgeous, but I also love the thought of Mr HB with his scientific boffin talk. See, now you're sharing the joy :) x

  4. Gorgeous rainbow. And I had to grin, because I absolutely recognize the scene you desribed. Being a science guy, Chris tries to explain all sorts of things like that to our little ones too. And I have to confess: Even though I sometimes laugh at him a bit, those children seem to pick up some of the things he's teaching him. I think they understand more about some part of physics than I do *shock* ;-)


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