I refuse to slope off to bed yet again without managing a post.
There’s lots of stuff jumbling around in my head but it never seems to make it to the blank white screen. And, just as in the morning you’re left with a few tattered fragments of a hard nights dreaming, now I’m here - the pithy and witty thoughts have fled.
It matters not as I’ve something really special to share from a lunchtime adventure. Weeks ago on a vomiting tour of Bristol I bought Ida a magazine from the Arnolfini bookshop. It’s called Okido and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It has held her attention much longer than many other things and I was charmed by the style and quality of it. Each edition is themed and this particular one was habitat – a word which I presently hear quite a lot of. Don’t get me wrong – I am glad, just a little weary…
Anyway one of the pages had this suggestion for construction play and I have been nagged to the edge of my, already perilous, sanity. Today I succumbed.
Try not to notice the playdough fingernails. We did wash our hands, honest to Mab.
Yes – what we’re looking at here is building things with frankfurters and raw spaghetti. You can use vege sausages, they need to be hotdog style ones, whichever you pick.
I mean, I knew she’d enjoy it but who knew I’d get such a kick out of it as well?
They did end up more like odd DNA models than anything an architect would recognise..unless they’d trained at the Dr Seuss academy.
It was the most joyful hour I can remember for a while. Turns out Ida knows what a tripod is and can construct one, how did that happen?
Then, once our creating thirst was quenched, we tipped the lot into a pan of boiling water.
Do avert your eyes from the squalor. My kitchen floor is a flylady hotspot of ginormous proportions.
A scant eight minutes in the pan and DA DAAAAA
I really feel I can’t fully convey the satisfaction in eating the deconstructed structures. I’m laughing to myself again at how much I enjoyed that bowlful. I can only urge you, with the zeal of a new convert, to go forth and build then eat your own sausage spaghetti wonder.