Tuesday, January 15

yellow and red make...

Today another of my patented, never tested, lacking any scientific-method application, harebrain theories was blown out of the water.

When it's a parenting theory, proving those wrong happens on an hourly basis . Come to think of it, on most days, parenting harebrained theories are proven false at a rate of four per hour.

But basic insignificant, "non-applicable to anything in this world or the next" harebrained theories tend to lack any rigorous testing and therefore file themselves as truth in my brain.

Actually, why I even form these idiotic hypotheses concerning how to parent a toddler* and the multitude of totally trivial events that pepper my life is what really requires examination.
* because I'm wrong - I'm always WRONG

But that topic is no fun to post about. Insanity is all over the place these days: over-examination of minutia is so right now.

And moving right along to that harebrained theory.

Motherbumper's crackpot theory on something so trivial that by reading this post, I'm actually sucking the lifeblood out of you:
When making home made play dough, deviating from the basic food colouring chart on the back of the box of the aforementioned food colouring will result in a pile of the most uninspiring and most depressing doomsday grey clay.
WRONG!

Four drops of neon yellow mixed with two parts neon red makes BABY POOP!


Good thing toddlers don't give a sh*t.

15 comments:

Serendipity, baby! said...

If it's any consolation my dad used to drive me around in an old Datsun that was that colour when I was 12, and it was horribly, terribly embarrassing. I still remember ducking down in the back seat.

metro mama said...

Well you're doing better than me...I've never even made play-doh!

Bloor West Mama said...

Would you say that ochre colour?

My hats off to you for making homemade play dough :)

I am still trying to master this talent.

Gabriella said...

Oh the funny things you could do with that playdo...

Maddy said...

Ooo now there's a baby that's skipping the high fibre diet!
How creative and productive of you.
Best wishes

kgirl said...

my play doh is always too sticky (also like poo). what's your secret?

Sugarplum's Mom said...

lol... I have not yet tried to make play-doh... I bought the nasty chemical stuff from the store.

daysgoby said...

Now THAT'S a big diapah.

nomotherearth said...

Still can't get over that you MAKE your own playdough..

SciFi Dad said...

My wife (former kindergarten teacher) makes her own play-dough, and uses (unsweetened) Kool-Aid packages to colour it. (The Kool-Aid also makes it smell nice, so you need to be a little more vigilant up front about the no-eating thing... but it's all natural, so really all that would happen is she'd get constipated - play-dough is binding.)

If you're interested, I can email you the recipe.

jennie said...

We made home made play doh this week too and I thought about trying to create a really pretty purple, but ended up making pink instead, even though the goal was red. Instead of the requested bright red, we have a giant ball of light pink. I put it in a ziplock and set it on the counter. It catches my eye a lot, and for some reason, I keep thinking that it is a body part - as if someone would leave a spare stomach lying on the kitchen counter.

Gross, I know. Glad to share.

motherbumper said...

Oh Jennie, just picturing that bag of possible body parts on your counter makes me feel all gooey inside. And a little scared.

kittenpie said...

Ew. Especially when you're kneading it and it's still warm. Because as I said in th next post, that is weird enough when it is, say, purple.

Oh, The Joys said...

Spot on baby poo.w

Janet said...

As long as it doesn't smell like newborn baby poop.

I have made the Kool Aid playdoh that SciFi dad mentions and it's my favourite. Good colour, better smell.