So I seem to be a sucker for any activity that keeps one or both boys happily occupied for more than 5 minutes. And if this fun involves mass quantities of goo or minor explosions, well, what the hay. At least I had 25 minutes to dust the house and scrub the dishes. Or plunk around on Facebook. It's all kinda the same thing you know. Anyway, Grant comes be-bopping in the other day proclaiming that he's a science guy and he wants to do 'that sciencey' thing. Of course I ask, "Uh, what sciencey thing?" to which he replies, "You know, the one with the colors and the spoon!"
Well of COURSE! Silly me. The one with the colors and the spoon! Um, yeah. When in doubt, improvise.
So as you can see, the 47.3 minutes of Facebook, er, dish scrubbing time was provided on this day by several cups of water, food coloring, and a variety of spoons for stirring and dipping and general sloshing.
I left him with the primary colors and green, 'cause that's what came in the box of food colors, and a scad of empty cups. Then I told him to see how many NEW colors he could make. No, this is not exactly new and innovative science, in fact it may not qualify as science at all, BUT it involved colors and spoons and provided me with a moment of peace and quiet therefore satisfying all the requirements of those present.
I'm sure you're all perched on the edges of your seats anticipating what brilliant NEW colors my little scientist so painstakingly created. Well, brace yourselves, because the little smarty pants developed a lovely new shade of blackish-brownish. Please, people, please, hold your applause until the end of the posting.
I'd had those cups stashed in the pantry from J's 1st birthday in 2003. I KNEW they'd come in handy some day!