|Posted by Danny Nutt on April 26, 2018 at 11:15 AM|
It's been around two months since our last blog. And although we love talking about news and stories regarding Nutty's, we also like to talk about other things to do with kids. Like slime.
Last year's big kids fad was the fidget spinner. Available in every newsagent and pound shop, kids went mad for these palm sized mini gadgets. Their purpose was pretty simple: to spin around. Quite what the kids actually got out of it still baffles me, although it's better than staring at an iPad all day I guess?
This year marks the dawn of a new fad: slime. So many kids are in to it, including my 8 year old daughter, Lola. It's not just about the playing with it (which can be bought pre-made), it's deeper than that. It's the making of it. Buying lots of ingredients, including: pva glue, shaving foam, washing up liquid and laundry detergent. Luckily, we have lots of these items already. Unluckily, it means I've suddenly ran out of shaving foam when I'm in need of a shave. Worse than that is the mess and the smell. I came out of my office at home in to the kitchen recently to make a much needed coffee, only to be hit in the face by a pungeant aroma of what seemed like sick and bio all in one. And if any of it lands on the carpet, it will remain there for days...
But despite all the annoying aspects to slime, there are some positives. It can litterally keep Lola entertained for hours. It helps her be creative and, weirldy, keeps her calm.
So I say, don't resist if your child wants to be a 'silme kid.' Just make sure you have some incense burning to mask the smell and some serioucly good carpet cleaner on hand when the inevitable spillages occur...