As a parent, you go through many “milestone moments” with your children.
First word, first tooth, first steps, first time to they take a black permanent marker to your Grandmothers white leather couch…
Wait, what?! That last one’s not a traditional milestone?
Well, sadly, it was for me!
We are lucky to have all of my immediate family living just a stones throw away, which means that family visits and occasional babysitters are always at hand. My two, amazingly creative, amazingly crafty children typically play well unattended — this often makes them well loved house guests! This particular day, the biggest kid asked to color while at my grandmothers house. Naively, I handed him a sheet of paper and went about my business.
You know the saying “Never trust a quiet child“… Ya… That!
A quick check in with the big kid revealed the source of the silence. He had not only been dutifully penning a lovely permanent marker portrait on that scrap piece of paper I had handed him, but also crookedly scrawled infinite details across the entire seat of my grandmothers WHITE leather couch!
I nearly died. Who
has white couches with children around? lets their children color with with marker — unattended?!
I vowed to never let my kids color unattended ever again. That is until I discovered Crayola Color Wonder!
Have you ever had a disastrous marker moment?
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