Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Play-Doh: Life Lessons

Jordan and I have gotten really into "playing Play-Doh," as he calls it. Kneading the Doh, creating whatever we want--including mainly food, for some reason, as well as chairs, beds, and other items his mini penguin, Pengu, is apparently in desperate need of--I think Play-Doh can teach us a lot about life. Jordan often says he "can't" make a certain thing he wants to make, or he says, "I don't know how." I tell him, first of all, there is no "can't" in our house. Second, even if what he makes isn't perfect, he just has to TRY. And with practice, what he makes will turn out better each time. Playing Play-Doh is not about making perfect things; it's about practicing, learning, being creative, being funny, and even relieving tension through kneading a ball in your hands. Play-Doh IS LIFE.

2 comments:

Lyn said...

No, play-doh is gross! I hate how it gets all flaky and stiff when you forget to put the cap on the canister. To boot, the 'doh must be wrested away if too much color mixing is happening -- swirly-psychedelic play-doh just won't do, particularly if it's shoved through one of those meat grinder thingies that simulate hair on Mr. Postman or something. Ha!

Deva said...

Interesting to know.