I am a huge fan of play-doh.
I love the fun.
I love the creative process.
I love the smell…
Except I distinctly remember that it smelled MUCH better in the 1970s, but it still smells good. So good that they invented Play-doh perfume*. So good that it is out of stock.
Over the years we have accumulated a lot of the play-doh toys: cookie cutters, rollers, a jig-saw, a farm, a volcano, molds, etc. Over the years we accumulated a lot of play-doh which I would dole out ONE color at a time to my children.
ONE color at a time?
I never really thought about it. It was just how I started doing things when Ryan was little.
Well, recently I noticed that we were down to just a few jars of partially hydrogenated play-doh (I don’t know what that means, but it flows really well).
We had many more toys than actual molding clay.
So, I made the BIG purchase of the 24 color pack at Target the other day.
So many colors, so little time.
The boys wanted to play with more than one color at a time. I wanted to play with more than one color at a time. And so I handed out *gasp* two colors to each boy for a combined play-doh color total of 6.
It was then that Ryan stated (loudly – the loudly is always implied with Ryan):
Don’t mix the colors! It will make the play-doh hard and you won’t be able to play.
You can’t mix the colors, it will ruin the play-doh.
I am going to have a LOT to explain to his future therapist.
*Thanks to Jennifer for letting me know about the perfume. I am hoping they get restocked soon…in the meantime I am going to wear the cologne that smells like glue.