For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past 2 years, let me explain what Pinterest is.
In every way, shape & form.
Except it's not illegal...although some may argue it should be.
It is addicting.
It's easy to find.
In the beginning...it makes you feel great. Confidant. Happy. Full of goals & dreams. You can do ANYTHING when you're on Pinterest.
You organize your "pins" onto boards where you can catagorize your pins so you can reference them easily when you decide to actually DO whatever it is that pin is telling you that YOU CAN DO.
And then, you do it. You pick a pin, and you execute it. And, inevitably, 9 times out of 10. you fail.
There's actually multiple blog posts about Pinterest Fails. There's one called "Pinestrosity" that is completely made up of Pinterest fails (she succeeds sometimes...).
It's the downward spiral. The come-down off the drug.
I decided it was time to try something for M.D. I have an entire board devoted to "ideas" for him. Decorations for his nursery, activities, foods, etc.
We started yesterday, embarking on our Pinterest road.
It wasn't a fail...technically. But it wasn't like the picture either.
This was specifically a "sensory activity". A prime example of another way Pinterest mind-effs you. You suddenly feel you don't do enough "sensory activites" with your child. Between clothing, bathing, playing with toys, reading books, cleaning up, feeding, cleaning up, singing, etc. you need to find time for "sensory activities". Well Pinterest, I found time.
This is what happened:
When I got home I searched Pinterest for OTHER "Moon Sand" pins and found that vegetable oil was used as the liquid ingrediant in the others. I had vegetable oil.
You're supposed to mix the flour and oil together really well with your hands until it forms a soft sand-like substance. Whatever. I mixed it together. It was chunky and weird. Not smooth & sand-like as it was supposed. I figured, whatever, this is a Pinterest activity after all. It's not meant to go right.
I mixed it up in the kitchen. It was raining outside. Damnit, we WILL do this sensory activity. I decided we'd do it in the kitchen. I knew it would make a mess. I just didn't know how quickly.
M.D. saw the dogs eating the sand. Why not? He gave it a whirl. Not exactly what he was expecting.
Did I mention I purchased a broom when I was at Target?