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September 23rd, 2013 at 9:34 am

A Toy You Love and Hate

Do you have an item your kids play with that you can’t decide whether you LOVE or HATE?

It could be a drum set, the sandbox, or my own personal favorite, playdough. My kids LOVE to play with playdough. It distracts them for hours. They make food, people, and shapes of all kinds. Their creativity is at an all time high. I love watching their creations and the time they take with each piece.

The problem is when they are done…

All the colors are mixed together.

The special machines have playdough stuck in every single crevice.

… there are playdough pieces all over my house – ground into my carpet, covering the kitchen floor, and over their clothes.

… it takes me forever to clean up! (An FYI: freezing by putting some ice cubes on it makes it easier to remove from fabrics and carpets).

My love/hate relationship with playdough will never end, but every couple of months I let them get out the bin again because the last playtime is just a distant memory.

What toy do you LOVE when they play with, but once they start playing you remember why it isn’t your favorite?

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.

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