On a cloudy and unexpectedly chilly Saturday afternoon daughter has informed me that she wants to do an experiment and that she doesn’t want to do anything from “the science book”. She very specifically requested me to provide her flour, water, salt, sugar and food coloring. She said that she wants to “mix and stir”. What Anna neglected to mention is that she planned to use as many senses as possible and for once taste her experiment. I guessed it, however, and made sure that the salt shaker had only very little salt. Anna was very content to mix, stir and taste for a good hour making a dough that quickly turned into a rather watery slush. From time to time I tried to give her some advice about her dough, but she firmly informed me that it’s her experiment, not mine and she will do as she pleases. She said that now she is not doing a dough any longer, but is making a “delicious pudding”. I was a bit worried that eating all that flour-sugar mix will give her a tummy ache (I got it rather quickly!), but daughter didn’t seem to suffer at all and happily ate her dinner afterwards. She said that making dough was a lot of fun and that she certainly wants to do it again soon.