Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thank God for Playdough

We skipped the vest this morning and did regular 'poundies' with the rubber percussor. But all day I psychologically prepared her for trying it on again. I'd say, "mommy has a present for you, and we're going to play with it while we wear our vest."

Froggy has never seen Playdough. I've avoided it thus far because she is so fond of eating crayons, dog food, etc. So this was a great opportunity to introduce something new, as a distraction for the big scary vest. And it worked. While opening the Playdough, I slipped the vest on her, asked her to turn the machine on, and we rolled Playdough balls, while singing, "Shaky, shaky, shaky, aaaaahhhhhh shaky, shaky shaky." Yes, I know I'm a dork, but I'll do anything to stop those tears.

She wore the vest (on a low level) for ten minutes, and when it was done, she gave me "five" and we danced around the house. This Froggymama is soooooo relieved. And once again Froggy amazes me with her bravery and tolerance. I love this kid, have I ever mentioned that?


T-Rex said...

little ones adapt to change so much quicker than we do, don't they?

hi elise!
here is a hungry frogy friendly play dough know, for something to do in all of your free time ;)

Play Dough
4 cups flour

1 cup salt

4 cups water

4 Tablespoons oil

½ cup cream of tartar


Mix all ingredients together in a sauce pan. Cook and stir over low-medium heat until play dough is completely formed and no longer sticky. Allow to cool slightly before storing in an air tight container or zip lock bag.

You can add 1 package of unsweetened powdered Kool-Aid to give it a great smell, food coloring drops for color and also some fun things like glitter.

Casey said...

Excellent plan, Mama!!!!!! Yay you!!! I'm so happy it went so well. :)

Beverly said...

Yeah! for Play-Dough.

Anonymous said...

the thing i love about playdough is that there are so many cool accessories to go along with great prices too. enjoy...and congrats! jcn

Anonymous said...

nice job with the distracting playdough! you're such a wonderful creative mom.

froggy is so resilient. she's gonna grow up and be in charge of important things....