I have a “mom” planner, with a spot for all of the kids, because I basically have 40 of them
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 cup water
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
liquid food coloring
1) Mix the dry ingredients in a medium sauce pan. (B loved pouring the stuff in the pan for me)
2) Mix the wet ingredients in a measuring cup.
**Some recipes say to mix the food coloring in measuring cup, I never do this because I seperate the dough after and color it instead of making a new batch for each color**
3) Pour the wet ingredients in until throughly mixed.
4) Put on medium heat and stir occasionally.
5 )Remove from heat when you see a skin (took like 4-5 minutes for us) and let it cool for a few minutes.
6) Remove from pan and kneed the dough
(This is when I seperate the dough and mix in the colors)
7) Give to the kids and let them have at it!!
If there’s one things I learned from working with kids it’s this: Your kids are so, so special.
They’re special because:
They are so innocent.
They’re full of love and life.
They’re trusting and so very honest.
Stinky fingered hugs and slobbery kisses are.
The famous “EMILY’S HERE” at the sound of the doorbell
They say the most hilarious things.
They’re special because…
They’re special to you. They’re more than special. They’re maginficent, beautiful little things. They are your flesh and blood. Your life, and reason to live. They’re the things they love most in this world. It amazes me how much parents love their children and they trust me with their children, with their flesh and blood. This is also something so special.
They’re special to God. Isn’t it Jesus who said, “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 18:10. God loves and cherishs children, because to him they are so, so special.
Your kids are so wonderful. They’re loud, stinky, snotty-faced- poopy, sticky, funny, beautiful, cherished, wonder-filled and wonderful, special little human beings and I am so blessed to be apart of their lives.