Sunday, March 11, 2012

Zombies and Glitter

Where have we been?

Some of you may have noticed that Elliott and I have been missing in action for quite a while.

I decided to go back to work full time. For the first time in my life I have become a Nine to Fiver and Elliott has enrolled in day care. We’ve settled into a different kind of life than the one we had before. There’s a lot of this:

And this:

And this:

That’s right; I became the Mother I never wanted to be: Video Game Mom! Able to clean the entire house uninterrupted while her child’s brains get sucked out by small handheld devices! Adept at handing off the Kindle Fire while cooking dinner each night. Perfectly capable of falling, exhausted, on the couch and defeating some zombie boot-ay with my son as our wind down activity each night. Each. And. Every. Night.

But then, lo and behold, something happened to remind me of the fun we used to have crafting: Dr. Dreadful’s Zombie Lab.

That’s right, Zombie Lab. Nothing like zombies to remind you of glitter and googly eyes. Anyone who knows me knows of my love of all things zombie. So when we spotted this product a couple of months before Christmas last year, and Elliott requested it as a gift…well, right on Brother.

The zombie Lab has several different “activities” or science experiments that you can make and eat. Ear Wax Snacks, Bubbling Brains, Bug Molds, Zombie Skin and the foulest of the foul: Zombie Barf, a questionable “drink” that mirrors what comes out of your nose when you are the absolute sickest that you have ever been in your life.

Drink up! (Or not!)

Most of the experiments, while edible, were pretty gross. I still shudder thinking of trying to take a sip of that snot-like concoction. But, the whole point was that we had fun. So much fun that we ended up trying every experiment in one sitting. Clean up was easy, so that stress was taken away.

When we were finished, El and I were killing some zombies on the Kindle Fire (of course), talking about how silly and gross the lab was and Elliott said, “I wish we could do crafts together again.”

And so we shall. Stay tuned for some new crafts coming soon!