Monday, September 28, 2009

I Know Some Little Artists that Need to be Surpressed!

You know me. I love to do things that are creative and I have never shied away from letting the girls do something messy if they are being creative. However, I have found the big, black line that needs to stop being crossed!

Yesterday evening, Esther came over to talk. Keith, Esther and I were sitting at the dining room table while the girls were playing quietly in the other room. They were being really good. We talked with Esther for a very long time. As she was getting ready to leave, a purple scribble in the hallway caught my eye. I grabbed my magic erasure and with a little bit of effort, I got rid of it. Then I noticed another and another. There was red, black, purple, green, brown and blue. Dry erase markers! It was especially bad in the guest room and the living room. You could tell the path that the marker bandits took because you just had to follow the marks on the wall. Keith and I were very firm with the girls but we had to hide our laughing when we saw their creative outlet masterpiece...






You can't even tell just how bad this really was.  They drew on toys, walls, ottomans, couches, chairs, pictures, the remote adn radio.  It was ridiculous.  The "pig" drawing was what had Keith and I cracking up and trying to hide it.  The girls were so upset that we gave them each a baby wipe and made them clean their toys.  We have confiscated all the markers except one.  A blue marker is missing.  We have the top.  I wonder how long it will be before the girls enter their blue period?

4 comments:

Andrea Rice said...

The pig made me laugh too! If the kids are being silent, they are up to no good...you should know that! :) Hope Lauren is feeling better.

Rachel said...

Oh my goodness, that is awful and hilarious all at once!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the pig drawing, HA HA HA HA :) Maybe they need some chalkboard paint on a wall in their room so they can use that as their creative outlet!

Robin said...

You know, I have wanted to do chalkboard paint but Keith says no. The room they were playing in had two, count them TWO chalkboard/dry erase boards in it. I guess it couldn't contain Lauren's creative streak. (Lauren admitted to being the artist behind nearly 100% of it. She is so honest!)

auntie kelle said...

just looking through your page....love the piggie!!! just wanted to let you know how much i LOVE you all and miss you!!! xoxo