Well, gee, I am so glad to see that you all like my summer camp plan. I was a little nervous that I would get some, “You’re a crazy, overscheduling mother. Why don’t you let your kids just be kids?” comments. Although as I have never gotten a nasty comment (yet), I don’t know why I thought this particular crazy scheme would be a lightning rod.
So without further ado, I present: Macaroni Day!
Today’s camp was shortened due to preschool camp in the morning and a birthday party in the afternoon. Basically what Macaroni Day consisted of today was a circle time in the morning and an art project in the afternoon.
But it was a hell of an art project.
If you like making a mess and having fun, give a bunch of kids some pasta, some paper, and a lot of glue.
At one point Jack was pretending his bowtie pasta were boats and he sank them in his river of glue. Like, sank them. As in, couldn’t see them anymore, because the river was so deep and the current was so swift. Those bottles up there? They’re largely empty now.
This art is going to take a while to dry.
But these five kids (and my friend L) made some excellent macaroni art. See:
After L and her family left, I got set to make the tacos I had planned. (Mental note: I will always be too tired at the end of the day to involve my children in dinner preparation. I am barely capable of making dinner myself, why do I think I’ll be patient enough to bring three little dudes into it? Group cooking will be for breakfast, lunch, and/or snack only from now on.)
And then I was all, “Why am I making tacos tonight? Why am I not making pasta?” So I dumped all the leftover pasta in boiling water (I did have to fish out a smidge of glue) and threw some spaghetti sauce over it. Voila!
Sam declared it “stupendously excellenty.”
That’s what I’m talkin’ about.