Yesterday while I was making a late morning snack to sustain us through errand running, Emily was on the verge of a meltdown and Nathan was yelling. One of my coping tactics to tantrums is to become rather silly and my “I love you’s” evolved into “lava yous” which brought up volcanos. Emily didn’t know what a volcano was so my distraction techniques continued. A friend recently mentioned doing little volcanos with her kids and now seemed like a great time to give it a try.
I had Emily grab a bowl, then a cup, then another cup, then put the first cup inside the bowl (dragging the prep out as long as possible to give me a bit more time to finish food). As I put the food on the table and started shoveling into Nathan’s mouth, I put a spoonful of baking soda into the cup sitting inside the bowl and poured a bit of vinegar into cup number two.
With everything all set up I handed Emily the cup and let her experience the chemical reaction first hand. We did it three times before switching gears to actually eating the much needed snack.
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