Saturday Smile: Slime With a Side of Chips

Thursday, I spent the morning and part of the afternoon with my great-niece Lilly, who is 4. My niece Maggie asked me if I could watch her so that she could volunteer to be a chaperone for Lilly’s brother Austin’s field trip, and I was happy to oblige. When I saw Lilly the day before, I mentioned that perhaps we could make slime, and SHE WAS ON BOARD. Did you know that slime has become such a THING that now it is hard to find Elmer’s glue on the grocery store shelves? I can confirm the truth of this statement because I tried buying it at Fry’s Thursday morning, and it was no-go. Just an empty space where the Elmer’s glue should be. Luckily I was able to find a couple of bottles of this essential ingredient of slime at CVS Pharmacy.

While I have watched two of my granddaughters who are Slime Makers Extraordinaire — Dagny and Kaiya — make slime on numerous occasions, I will have to admit that my effort on Thursday was just this side of being an epic fail. The recipe I used calls for four ingredients: Elmer’s glue, shaving cream, contact lens solution and food coloring…..

I’m blaming my failure on the contact lens solution that Lilly and I found in Jen’s bathroom. I think it might have been too old and the boric acid didn’t work properly. At any rate, for the most part, Lilly was happy with our final product (though she didn’t particularly like the Getting Dirty part of it all…..

But you know what kind of dirt doesn’t seem to bother this little girl? The mess produced by eating a meatball sub from Subway. She informed me that she always gets potato chips and a Sprite along with her sandwich when her mommy takes her to Subway. I later learned that she might have stretched the truth about that just a smidge.

This face made me smile…..

I think she’s making this face because I fell for her story about potato chips.

Have a great weekend.