Thursday, January 15, 2009
Play Doughs, and Don'ts
Do make miserably sad faces as you longingly gaze outdoors so that your mother takes pity on you.
Don't stand too close to the glass or your brother will bump into you and your head will bonk the glass.
Do act ecstatic when mother suggest homemade play dough, even if you don't know what that is.
Don't say things like, "What are you talking about?" or "Is that like moon sand?"
Do play with the dough while it's warm. It feels all the better on cold snowy days.
Don't play with the dough while it's hot. (Do watch your mother and laugh while she tests the temperature.)
Do make a colossal mess because if your mom offers to make something like play dough she is clearly giving you permission to make one.
Don't put play dough in your own hair. That -- while funny looking -- hurts when mom picks it out.
Do eat fun snacks like black berries and cheese sticks before you play with dough.
Don't eat play dough. Blech, too salty.
Above all else, please enjoy your winter days. Thank your mother when she makes you homemade play dough and always clean up after yourself.