I noticed yesterday the girls set up together with their afternoon tea and drinks, chairs close together, chatting about their respective days.
yesterdays convo went like this:
Amahli: " So how was your day?"
Jumeirah: " Pretty good. I had fun but didnt like mums sandwich."
Amahli: (sigh) " me either! I went to the beach."
Jumeirah: " We should go there on the weekend! I read my book today."
Amahli: " yeah me too. I had a sleep and it was good."
It cracks me up cos its like listening to two strange versions of myself. But what I really loved was that they were mimicking conversations I have with them everyday. Ones that I sometimes get frustrated with cos Im busy and trying to get dinner/washing/vacuuming done, but ones I had nevertheless.I let them talk, they let me talk. Its an equal conversation.
Today though, I discovered something so amazing even I was shocked. The best ever playdough recipe.
Now, it might not seem that amazing, but when youve been making it solidly for about 20 years, finding a recipe that you fall in love with IS a big deal.
I hate playdough normally, I have some weird thing going on with things that dry out on your hands ( I hate that feeling) and most playdough feels salty and leaves it crusty on your hands so I cant normally touch it.
But I was cruising the webisphere and found one with a few different ingredients and thought Id give it a try.
Ingredients and instructions are:
- Mix the dry ingredients in a saucepan
- Whisk in the water over low heat
- Mix in the vinegar
- Pour in the oil
- Continue to mix over low heat until it forms a playdough texture
- Split up the dough, and knead in the food color (when it’s cool enough to touch)
we made ours brown because it was to become "dirt" to plant flowers in :)
yes I know it looks like a big dog poo but seriously its awesome :)
So if you are after a better playdough give this one a try!! I even would make a batch if I didnt have kids... playdough can be very therapeutic after a long weekend at work... SERIOUSLY! try it!!