Monday, October 20, 2008

Ewww, sticky goo!!

What do you do when it's cold and wet outside and you're tired of playing Superheroes?
You make Gak, of course!



This was a great project for both kids. Emma helped put the ingredients together (white glue and liquid starch), and both stirred them together and mixed in some food coloring. Emma had fun showing George tricks. George (who seems to be completely over his tactile issues) rolled, stretched, and squished his blue goo.

It is such a relief to have my two kids finally finding a middle ground they both enjoy. All weekend they have played together, Emma has read stories to George, they both played with this goo for an hour, and then back to dress up and jumping in his room. For so long, Emma has been upset at having a sibling she couldn't play with. For so long, George has been unaware of a similarly sized creature sharing his home. Now, they have a relationship. Not always a peaceful one, but that's normal. And normal isn't something we see much around here, so we'll take it!

2 comments:

Liz McCoy said...

what a treat for mom to get these moments however long or short :) ANd as always your kids are just gorgeous!!!

Melanie said...

It really struck me when you wrote "For so long, George has been unaware of a similarly sized creature sharing his home" - I don't know why (well, I do ... it was powerful). Just wnated to share that ... and to say "Hi" and glad all is well ... well, as WELL as having two children can be! LOL! Mel aka ScrapMel