This week’s photo challenge got me thinking about what emotions family puts us through. We all have our ups and downs within our family unit – individuals can’t live in a group together without some conflict, however small and sometimes these moments of strain grow bigger in our heads than all the moments of love put together.
But occasionally there is a moment of pure joy. A moment that makes you laugh until you cry. A moment that helps me remember how good it is to be a mum and share that moment with the two amazing human beings that I helped to create.
Now that’s memory making: “remember when we cleared out the craft boxes…?”
I was having a tidy up today and I came across the book I referred to in my post what to do with all this free time that I wrote in July.
This made me remember that I was going to write up the playdough recipe for you to have a go at and this reminded me that the playdough I made in July still lives in the fridge ready to play with, having already survived numerous uses by my gorgeous girls and their friends.
Now, this week’s photo challenge is ‘window’ and, convoluted as you can see my thinking is, I decided to get said playdough out and have a play.
Here is my offering for the photo challenge: window :
For those of you who would like to play too, this is the recipe from ‘501 TV Free Activities for Kids’ by Di Hodges:
put 1 cup of plain flour, 1 cup of water, 1/2 cup cooking salt and 1 tablespoon cream of tartar in a saucepan over a medium heat, stirring until thick. when it has cooled, add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil and knead well on a floured board. Now you can divide the mixture into six balls and add a different colour to each ball – you can use food colouring as I did or powder paint.
We make sure we separate the colours at the end of play and put them into a plastic lidded box in the fridge. So far they’ve lasted six months.