Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Memory Noodles


Whenever I care for someone small during the day, my kids always figure out that fact when they walk in the door and see the toys and books that are still out. The first question is, "Who was over playing today?" Then they ask if the little one is still here and are usually disappointed when they're not. They are sweet in that way. An advantage of being the oldest cousins perhaps. They really enjoy younger kids.

Today the clue was the play-doh out on the table. Earlier in the day, my young friend and I had a blast with the play-doh, and I hadn't cleaned it up entirely. When Evan saw it on the table, he immediately went to the drawer and got out his favorite play-doh tool from his younger days-the garlic press. He and Sara made "noodles" for a good half hour and then when Ev got home from scouts, he made some more. It was fun to watch them take a break from hours of GT homework and emails and video games and get lost in simple play for a few minutes. They just grow up too dang fast.

Today, the catalog count was 6. The deluge has become a comparative trickle. The unusual catalog today was called Cloudveil. At first I thought it was my Patagonia catalog, which I've never ordered from but drool over like an issue of National Geographic. It is similar in look, feel and price. They don't have the front-end, high-visibility environmental comitment that Patagonia has, but it looks like nice stuff. I hope I get a few more really weird ones to laugh about. I am in awe of the power of the sale of mailing lists.

7 comments:

  1. I love this post! You have such great kids! I was watching Sara and Evan on Sunday while they were singing with the choir. If they like to play, well, send them my way! :) Actually, I'll have to talk to you about this in person...I'm having Lasik and need to make some arrangements for my kids!

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  2. Preston told me "the playdough so yucky. No eat it" He LOVES to be at your house!!!

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  3. How fun. My kids just rediscovered playdough too. They're still the age for it, but sometimes we forget to get it out.

    It's fun to rediscover toys as "adult" or big kids. My brother-in-law KC has a great time every time he comes over playing with blocks and tinker toys. It's pretty funny.

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  4. I love it. Matt loves doing "craft night" with the kids and making his own sculptures along side them. That is sweet to see your kids regress for some fun.

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  5. awesome. bode and keegen are finally getting into crafty stuff (which is a beautiful thing) and playdough is at the tops. i remember one year for Christmas (i was no more than 5) i got the playdough barber shop and it cranked out similar looking noodles out of the head of some PD character. good times!

    i had a good laugh thinking of you today when i got my Pajama Gram catalog! i do love Cloudveil but unfortunately it's not in my budget!

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  6. We love play-doh too. Logan will and I will sit and play with it for such a long time. What a great fun activity when it is cold outside.

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  7. Ahh, who doesn't love play doh?? I love to play with home made warm playdoh on a cool day. Memories eh?

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