It happened spontaniously.
The boys came running into the kitchen
while I was loading the dishwasher
and requested ingredients to make a potion.
This use to be a favourite activity
for Griffin when he was younger
but it had been a long time
since I had heard that request.
I grabbed every little dish that I owned
and filled them with sugar, salt, cornstarch, olive oil, and food coloring.
I gave them measuring spoons, medicine droppers, and funnels.
Into the bathroom they went with their ingredients
and played happily for over an hour.
I didn't think about the mess that they were making.
I didn't fuss at them for splattering their potions everywhere.
It was very freeing for all of us.
I learned recently the hard way
that all of the ingredients
should be edible because Koen grabbed a cup
the other day and made his potion
out of water, lotion, toothpaste, soap, and shaving cream.
Then he used my toothbrush to stir it
without my knowledge.
I got quite the surprise when I brushed my teeth later that night.