A week without him has left my house mother-in-law ready. It's that clean.
The kitchen is scrubbed, clean (including the inside of my toaster) and completely reorganized. I feel like I have so much extra room in there now! I even tackled the top of my fridge.
I sorted through the boy's toy baskets, tossing out all the miscellaneous "stuff" that had collected in there. Even though his baskets were suddenly much emptier, he has rediscovered all of his favourite toys and been playing with them much more often. Less is, indeed, often more.
I *coughputawaytheChristmasdecorationscough*, but we won't talk about that. Because it's February. And ow, my pride.
I cleaned and reorganized and tidied and cleaned some more. I have this odd desire to dance around my house now.
And the boy and I! We had so much fun.
I made a batch of playdough using a recipe a friend had given me. He played with this frequently and for nice long stretches of time, which I took full advantage of to get more cleaning done (and some web surfing...and some playdough playing...because who can resist playdoh?). I made a playdoh snowman, which the boy insisted needed a hat - so a hat was made. I give you, Cowboy Playdohman:
And Cowboy Playdohman after a few modifications done by said boy:
We played with bubbles (while Mommy washed the dishes).
We went outside! In the snow! For hours!
We walked to the produce market and picked up all sorts of wonderful fruits and veggies (and the obligatory yogurt, which the boy would eat several times a day if I let him). We tried our very first blood orange, which, though the name has always turned me off, was very good. We bought bananas, battered though they tend to be in the winter, with plans to make banana muffins in a couple days.
I hate to sound so giddy about having my darling husband out of the house for a few days - but seven months! You can't blame a girl, really.
2 1/2 cups Flour
1/2 cup salt
2 small packages of Kool-Aid
3 tablespoons of oil
2 cups boiling water
1. Mix flour, salt, oil and kool-aid until blended
2. Add boiling water, mix with spoon until cool enough to knead, knead until colour is well mixed
3. Store in air tight container or bag in the fridge.