I have had this suspicion over the last few days that The Rev is really, really ready for preschool. He’s on a waiting list to start in January, but I have to tell you, it has me feeling guilty that he has to hang out with me some mornings.

Except this particular morning.

We rediscovered some stuff.

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And all of that stuff was dried out, crunchy, and/or flaky. Bleh.

But the good stuff? The stuff that I made last spring to keep it interesting? It’s still good. Real good. Like squishy and moldable and just-the-right-amount-of-goodness good.

The little dude had to fish around in the craft bins for just the right playdoh tools (read: all of the playdoh tools) to squish and mold and flatten.

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Sometimes you gotta bring out the muscle.


I think that when all was said and done, he had been at it for about three hours.

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This was his “pile”. He made stuff, then stacked it in a pile, then squished it into an amorphous blog and stuck some eyes on it.

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Oh. And some hands, as it were.

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More squishing.

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And then he ran away to the bathroom because he had to poop.

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That was an unfortunate picture. That, in fact, is not poop, but just simply terrible writing that was supposed to reference a blob of homemade purplish playdoh.

Want the recipe?


Awesome & Non-Sticky Playdoh That Doesn’t Dry Out

  • 1 c. flour
  • 1 c. boiling water
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/2 c. salt
  • 2 T. oil
  • Food coloring (start with about 1 tsp and go from there)

Combine all ingredients, except water and oil, in a saucepan. Gradually stir in 1 cup water mixed with oil, add food coloring. Cook over medium to high heat, stirring constantly until a ball forms. Remove from heat, place dough on table and knead until smooth.

P.S. Sometimes, even though the picture quality isn’t all that great, it doesn’t even matter. It’s the moment, yes?