I am enjoying the final month of my life in Brooklyn, and am looking forward to moving in as an au pair with my cousin, his wife, and their two little boys K and C.
K has already said that he will miss his backyard mud kitchen, and I don’t blame him. First of all: MUD! GLORIOUS MUD! Secondly, there is a lot of “No” in the life of a little kid. K’s mud kitchen is his world of “Yes!” He can make all of the mess he wants and experiment to his heart’s content without anyone fussing about set-up or clean-up or telling him what to do. Now he won’t have a back yard, so no more mud kitchen for him.
I desperately want to create something similar for K that he can use in our new apartment. Perhaps something like a DIY water table? Or could we use cornstarch in place of dirt, hoping that its unique properties will make for easy clean-up? Has anyone done a project like this sans back yard? How did you create a tiny “Kids Rule” zone in a small space? — Kaitlin