It’s been a long week. Big projects are coming together and long days at work mean for heartache with less time for family. I find myself listening to Lean In (read it, but also got the book on CD for my commute) and wondering who really figures out the whole balance thing. If there is one thing I know for sure, it’s that today is about play. We spent the morning in PJs playing with lego and cartoons, munching on waffles and then heading for a walk along the river. It’s nap time – so it’s my time to play. Just making some new shirts for valentines day for the girls, and finishing off Matty’s valentines – I’ll post them shortly. After naps we’ll make play dough and mess up the kitchen as much as we can. We love making play dough… it’s a very easy together craft with kids.
Our kids measure the ingredients and then pick their colours while I cook the dough. I found an amazing blog that I love – and the step by step for play dough is really well laid out in it so I won’t re-invent the wheel here. One thing we do, after we cut the dough in 4 we put each piece of dough in its own zip lock bag. I add the colour of choice for the kids and then they mix it and mold it getting the colour into the dough without getting all over their fingers the whole process takes minutes and it’s super fun for hours of play after we’re done we just pop them into containers and store in the fridge for up to a couple of weeks to pull out and play again… though in this house the favorite part for all of us is actually making the dough so we end up hanging out on the island again mixing and molding before too long.