Sunday, April 26, 2009

Seeing Red

Today, my oldest child WHO DEFINITELY KNOWS BETTER took a permanent marker to her body.   I knew the permanent marker was next to my laptop (in a fairly high location put away where Lacey couldn't get to it) but I figured Lil would have known better than to play with it.  Oh how wrong I was! She gave herself a bright red mustache, colored both her knees and a little on both her arms. Now, though I knew she was gonna be dealing with the red for at least a few days, and I was angry, a little, I still was trying to hide my smile while I took pictures.  It is hard not to find some humor in the situation, that is, until I got a good look at my laptop...   

As background here, Lil has had full access to our old desktop computer for the last year or more.  We had her set up with her own password and parental controls set so she could play with only certain games and websites.  Well- the computer finally kicked the bucket last week.  It was an old computer and had lived a good life...  Back when Lil was a bit younger she had taken a crayon to the computer screen.  She had gotten in significant trouble for that little act.  Luckily, crayon is easy to clean off a computer screen.  WELL-until we can afford to replace or get Lil her own computer, Lil has been using MY LAPTOP to play her games.  I set her up with her own account and games.  But--  she was under strict instructions that she is not to color on or around the computer.  

Just so ya know, permanent marker is easily removable from most hard surfaces (with a bit of hairspray), though it seems it doesn't come off laptop mouse pads so well.  Needless to say she has been given a lifetime ban from playing on my laptop.  

Maybe when I am in a better mood I will post the picture of her with the marker all over her face...

6 comments:

Mary and Steve said...

Maybe you should have been at church, hmmm? Just kidding! I can't wait to see the pics :)

Heather and Billy said...

Why do these girls do these things when they DO know better? Ugh. I'm sorry Pam.

Ben and Heidi said...

ya that is totally not fair if you don't show us the pictures I think I would have had a hard time not smiling too!

Laural Out Loud said...

Gabi did the same thing last night! Only it was with a permanent green marker. She applied it like she was putting on makeup, though the end result made her look more like a warrior in war paint, lol. I'd forgotten all about it, so when she hopped on down for breakfast this morning it took me by surprise all over again. I should've gotten pics- glad you did!

Cammy said...

I still have problems with my six year old coloring on things she is not supposed to and she really does know better. It is one thing when it is your own house but when it's your inlaw's house you feel even worse about it.

An idea for taking off the marker from your laptop is to use something greasy like "Pam" (and no I do not think you are greasy!) It has worked on a few things of ours.

Good Luck,

Moon Family said...

Oh, that's terrible! I'm so sorry but I can't wait to see the picture!
PS The silk tie eggs turned out awesome! You'll have to email me that trick next year.