A Window into Life in the Suburbs

"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." Luke 12:27 (NIV)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Playgroup 25.2.11

Playgroup, is in my opinion, every modern mummy's life saver. It has been mine and I wouldn't be without it. It wasn't for me to begin with, of course but it has become a lifeline of sorts. I've learnt over the years that there are playgroups and there are playgroups. These last couple of years, I've been third time lucky.

Friday is playgroup day and it keeps the 4 year old out of some kinds of mischief and helps in no small way to keep those stress levels down from having to stop her from destroying our house and contents. Unfortunately we're not insured against natural disasters like childhood curiosity and in-house graffitti.

4 year old loves playgroup too... To her mind, anything is better than being cooped up in the house.

Today was yellow day. Except that some of us forgot and dressed in blue instead. There was plenty of yellow all round to make up for the lack in certain quarters.

Oh golly... Ain't that fun. Yellow shaving cream and unbridled finger chaos.

Craft today was shaving cream art. I take no credit for coming up with this idea but I embraced it with my usual dose of wariness about kids and craft. It was messy fun for the kiddies and I even found bits of yellow shaving cream on my pants and top! A bit of yellow food colouring on some shaving cream in a bag mixed up and then piped out onto a smooth surface ie. table. The kids went berserk with the frothy cream but mums had to bring order to chaos by finger painting on the froth. We placed pieces of paper over the cream and then lifted them up to see what the results were.

Not bad... Appeals to my Jackson Pollock side. I should get some done for my cards!

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Wrote this last night but was too tired to revise and post.  
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  1. Glad you and S enjoyed the morning. I thought it was rather fun too... (even if my kids thought it was too messy for them).

  2. S loves playgroup... pesters me constantly about it.


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