Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Good Mommy Moments!

Today I had a Good Mommy Moment! Julia wanted to play with her playdough. You know the store bought stuff. It was all dried up and gross. Just everywhere. She couldn't play with it. So we made our own. 

I pulled out this old book that my Mom had when we were little. 

We made three batches. Julia picked the colours. Pink, Purple and Blue. 

We had so much fun today. My house isn't clean and I'm not totally ready for YW's tonight. But boy, did I score points for Awesome Mom today. Now I just have to breakdown and give Julia the Lollipop she is asking (whining) for now. 

Oh here's the recipe if you need a good one for stove top playdough.

Stove Top Playdough

Mix in a medium pot:
1 cup white flour
1/4 cup salt
2 tbsp. cream of tartar

Combine and add:
1 cup water
2 tsp. vegetable food colouring
1 tbsp. oil

Cook over medium heat and stir (about 3-5 minutes.) It will look like a "globby" mess and you'll be sure it's not turning out...but it will. When it forms a ball in the center of the pot turn out and knead on a lightly floured surface. Store in an airtight container or plastic bag (I love ziploc bags). Edible but not tasty.


ABDO said...

holy cow Juju looks old! I'm glad the playdough worked out. Playdough dates with your kids always trump housecleaning. Score one "YOU ROCK" for Antonia!

Helena said...

I remember that recipe. It was used very often with all sorts of wild colours! So, do your hands look like those colours too? Mine always did!

dresselfamily.blogspot.com said...

Ooo, thanks for the recipe, i can't wait to make it. I love those good mommy moments, they make you feel so good :)