Sorry to the parents of the kids at the YMCA whose kids came home in the summer of 2018 with literally a cup of something that is definitely NOT slime.
For about three week before this happened, Adalyn had been begging to make slime. For some reason or another we always seemed to have to push it off.
On this particular day when I picked her up from camp, she had a cup of a funny looking liquid with a spoon in it. Multiple kids were leaving with a similar looking
cup. Adalyn tells me it is slime and that we have to add glue when we
get home. I ask her how much and she says a lot. I ask her how much did
the counselors tell her to add. Then this conversation happened.
A “I started the whole thing. I got everybody to do it”
Me “started what?”
A “The slime. I got everyone to make slime. I started it “
Me (thinking that maybe she inspired the counselors to make this a craft and maybe they didn’t have enough glue for everyone). I was thinking that was pretty cool of the YMCA to have the kids making slime. We get home and we start adding glue to the gelatinous mess. It is definitely not turning to slime.
Me “what all did you put in this?”
A “ sunblock, lavender, water, dirt, Grass clippings, yogurt”
And then I realized what happened. My daughter got a whole bunch of
kids to do what she was doing because she convinced them they could make
slime. So all those kids went home with a cup of stuff thinking and telling their parents that it was
slime, and it was definitely NOT slime.
My kid is either a natural born leader or going to make an awesome lawyer or salesperson. She clearly has the power of persuasion.
Can you tell that she has always been obsessed with science experiments and making things?