February! Obviously this year is going to race along as fast as last year. January ended on a high with the ousting of Queensland’s Liberal party government (Liberal party equals America’s Republican Party). It is a minor miracle considering the number of seats that the Labor Party (equal to the Democrats) had to win back, but damn it, they did. The people did speak!
I watched the counting of the votes from the comfort of a large comfy armchair in Daughter1’s house. They were having a date night and I was baby sitting Petite Fille. She slept like the baby she is.
Petite Fille has a new phrase, or saying each time I visit. This week it is, “I have an idea!” and then she adds some creativity to her play. She will be two this month! We played with the play dough this weekend. It is the world’s best play dough – it keeps well in the fridge and due to the baby oil in it, stays soft and malleable, as well as smells divine!
The recipe for those Grannies and Grandpas who should know such things is:
Ingredients for Homemade Playdough
1 cup flour
1/3 cup salt
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
2 tablespoons baby oil
1 cup water
Liquid watercolors or food colouring
Directions for Making Playdough
- Place the flour, salt, cream of tartar and baby oil in a saucepan.
- Use a liquid measuring cup to measure one cup of water. Add your food coloring or liquid water color to the water and stir.
- Pour the colored water into the saucepan with the other ingredients.
- Stir constantly over medium-low heat. At first it will be very soupy, but soon it will begin to thicken (and give your arm quite a workout)! Once it forms a fairly stiff ball, place the playdough onto a safe surface.
Once it has cooled enough to touch, knead the dough until it’s soft and uniform in color and texture.
- Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks!
Very therapeutic. I suggest that everyone should make it and play awhile, even if you have no little ones as an excuse. Get in touch with your inner child!