One thing that motherhood trains us for is being able to becoming experts in all things and QUICKLY. Our (almost) 3-year-old asks “WHY?” ALL-THE-TIME now. I wrote about the WHY stage a few weeks ago (read it here).
So, today, he comes up to me with a jar of Playdoh that I have been hiding for some time. I’m not a huge fan of it so I’ve been delaying the Playdoh experience. And, I guess, today was the day.
He says “What’s this?” And I showed him that we can mold and sculpt things and before we knew it, we were in full-blown Playdoh mode. We were making balls, and snakes, and well…then I ran out of things to do…until he says to me… “Make me a dinosaur!”.
And wouldn’t you know it, I could sculpt a dinosaur!
Then he wanted a snail and then a puppy then a butterfly…and I just started to mold and sculpt.
He was right there next to me and watching every move. I would roll then he would roll. He was a little sponge. Absorbing every detail. In his world, I was a master and he was the student.
Let’s be honest, I won’t be winning any sculpting awards but how wonderful it was to have an audience that was so excited to see a dinosaur-ish playdoh sculpture and be thrilled by my 2 minute creation.
I didn’t wake up today with the agenda of sculpting a dinosaur. I didn’t google how to do it and I didn’t get a chance to practice. I was in the kitchen, in between baking bread and making a bottle when, on the fly, I became a Master of Playdoh.