I am also not a fan of play-doh. It's messy. It sticks to carpet. It gets everywhere. It's just not a necessary part of life. Markers are another thing we use sparingly when the kids are little. Yes, I know they make washable markers, but you know, crayons are easier, cleaner and well, I'm all about easier and cleaner! So we keep markers up high and use them under supervision until the kids are old enough to use them responsibly. As a result, so far, I've never had sharpie on my couch, and the only clothes I've had ruined by marker (and paint! GRRR... don't even get me started!) has come home from school.
However, when Kellsey went into the hospital for her surgery, they gave her a new magna doodle. Remember?
This magna doodle was much fancier than any we have bought her in the past... it came with lots of extra stuff like stencils, and markers. Frank and I made a mental note to remove those markers before that board went down to her room.
We're not perfect parents.
I know. This is shocking to some of you. (HA!)
Kellsey's been down in her room today, playing nicely. We heard her babbling away like usual and then we heard Kameron exclaim, "Oh my GOSH, Kellsey!"
That's never good.
I walked into the room and found this:
And all I could do was say, "NAUGHTY!!!" Oh and she KNEW she was in trouble. She hid her face and turned around like "Ut oh, I'm busted!"
And then I just stood there in shock. I wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry. I've never actually seen anything quite like it in person. I've seen other people's kids do stuff like this. They've posted pictures and I've giggled and said, "Thank GOD that's not my kid!" And so after I recovered from my shock, I decided to snap a picture so you all can be thankful that for today, it's not your kid!
I will say, she did NOT color on the carpet, her bed, or any other toy, and for that I am thankful. She DID however color the inside of her mouth, and her eyeball. *sigh*
Our house is once again marker free, and just for the record... at least she doesn't know how to use scissors and chop off all her hair. *ahem*