Monday, July 1, 2013

Boredom Buster :: Making Potions


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.

2 comments:

Linda D. said...

Cute! Regarding the toothbrush, maybe he actually invented the next, best tooth brightening product!!!
Well.. on second thought, probably not!

Sue said...

haha

Live and learn, Mom.

=)