Friday, August 12, 2011

This was 100% my fault

Yes, I did let him go to bed with a coloring book and purple marker. What was I thinking? I'm not 100% sure.

Although he is getting into coloring and drawing a lot more, the idea that he would turn it on himself didn't occur to me.

Until I walked back to his room an hour after bedtime to see what was going on. I didn't even have to turn on the light to see that something was up.

He was SO proud of himself. And since the marker was washable, I decided to just wait until the morning to clean it off. (I have experience washing marker markings off, since I've been known to let my coloring averse child color on me.)

Waiting until morning was a terrible idea. The ink sank in. We scrubbed, and he bawled. I told him that when he does this again (we all laughed at him, and I know it will happen again) to not draw on his eyes. Even though he tried to keep his eyes closed, it still seeped in. He was fine for the rest of the scrubdown.

Little Elvis looked like what I assume a leper might look like when we headed out that morning. A leper with a really bad case of pink eye. The people who asked seemed to really enjoy our crazy story.

Thank goodness we had a couple of days before he had to go back to school. I wrote a note to the teacher, because the backs of his knees are still pink, as are his armpits and belly button. Not sure if the teachers would see them, but they might be alarmed if they did. I didn't mention that I let him go to bed with a marker, or that I have been known to let him color on me. Figured they might think bad things if they knew that.

As for the coloring on me, I think that's over. He seems interested enough in coloring on his own now, without my encouragement.


Blogger Ann Wyse said...

Oh, Meredith! So funny - and so terrible!

Thank you for sharing this!

4:08 PM  
Blogger lisa said...

He he! I like that he either gave himself a superhero mask or glasses. Or he looks like that book Harold and his magic crayon.....and for the record your not the only one who has let their kid draw on them. We have gave each other mustachs.

12:36 AM  
Blogger Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Oh my! too funny! I let Zed have a marker in the car on Sunday while we were travelling, to much the same effect:)

7:12 PM  

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