Last week, in a masochistic fit, I whipped up a batch of chocolate playdough for the kids. As can be expected, they made a complete mess of the kitchen counter and the floors, which is a sure sign that they had a great time. I just practiced deep breathing, looked the other way, and cleaned up when they were all done. I am NOT the type who just naturally lets kids explore and make messes as they play - it makes me cringe. But I have learned to grin and bear, at least to some extent.
Becky pretending to mash up some banana for her baby
Oh, I love this little girl!
If you make the chocolate playdough, you may find that you need to add more water than the recipe calls for. I had to, but I'm not sure if I did something wrong or if the recipe is a bit off.