We're back to inside entertainment this weekend, with chilly, rainy weather in our area. It was a shock to our systems, as we've been enjoying life outside lately!
We got out the Play-Dough today -- that seems to be a favorite of the kids'. If you know me at all, you know that there is a bit of OCD in my personality. Therefore, when it comes to Play-Dough, it seems logical that I would teach the kids to keep the colors separate... and of course, that the correctly-colored lid goes on the corresponding color Play-Dough. I mean, really, if I don't teach them these important rules of life, who will?
So, is one surprised that, when leaving the kids unsupervised during Play-Dough time to make a quick run to the bathroom, I had to keep myself from hyperventilating when I came back to find this?
Okay, breathe. Really, they are enjoying themselves. They are being very creative and expressing themselves through the art of Play-Dough. (I like to think this is true and not that they are just disobeying "Mom's OCD Rules of Proper Play-Dough-Playing Behavior.")
So, *sigh* I am giving this one up. I will try not to separate the colors when the kids' aren't looking. I will buy the kids new Play-Dough in a month when the colors all mixed together have become a yucky brownish green color (of which I don't have a lid to match.)
But, all I know is, when I get new Play-Dough, I'm not leaving them unsupervised -- not even to go to the bathroom!!