Thursday, January 29, 2015

Body Art

Yesterday, I noticed something odd as Small Fry's shirt rode up her belly.

Rule #2, people.
What in the world?

She explained she'd done this with the dry erase marker from my grocery list whiteboard.

I called her back over so I could take this picture. She tearfully begged me to not show the picture to Daddy, because she didn't want to get in trouble. I promised not to show him (which I didn't). I was pretty sure he'd see it soon enough.

And then I promptly forgot about it.

Until bath time tonight, which Hubby was supervising.

I remembered when I heard him shout.

The conversation went something like this:

Hubby: What is that?

Small Fry: A person.

Hubby: How'd it get there?

Small: Marker.

Hubby: From where?

Small: Downstairs.

That's about when he gave up and decided that he should follow Rule #2 and just finish her bath.


  1. Now then, try that with two urchins on the the night before they start their new primary (elementary) school.....


    We discover that they have found, and extensively used, our stash of coloured PERMANENT markers....

    Words were spoken, tears were shed.....
    Wet soapy skin was lightly abraded, more tears were shed........
    Promised were made re. property boundaries.......
    They went to school, alive and almost free of chemical colouring.....

    18 years on, we look back & laugh!

    Bryn, Isle of Anglesey, UK

    1. Hah! Oh, I can only imagine. I'm told rubbing alcohol works well at removing permanent marker, although I suppose that's a bit too late for your kids. :)

  2. My daughter 'decorated' my kitchen wall in a rental house with a permanent red magic marker. I ended up just cutting the drywall out and replacing it.

    1. Large and Medium once crayoned all over the wall of our rental house. They got to scrub that off. I have pictures. :D


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