You may remember the blog post that I did about a six months ago called ‘Who Left the Markers Out?’. A few days ago I had an experience that was all too familiar, except this time there was a little twist.
Mason really wanted to be in charge of a project this past weekend. He is a very industrious kid, who loves to build and create (remember BUGBOT?). Mason is a very thoughtful boy too. This time, he decided to send mommy away for a few hours so that he could make a Mother’s Day gift for her. This was completely his idea.
The Mother’s Day gift project went really well. Mason took the lead, designating assignments for Miles and I to do, while expressing exactly what he wanted to create for her. We had a great time together and I am pretty sure that Laura is going to love her gift!
After cleaning up the mess that was made, I noticed that things were a little quiet… Just a little too quiet. As a parent, you know that when there is silence in a house of two boys, a dad and no mommy, it can only mean one thing… TROUBLE.
I wandered back into the great room and saw four little feet under the table. Only these weren’t just any feet, these feet were covered in marker! I peeked under the table and saw the boys putting on their warrior paint. I LOVE the creativity! Just love it! They really transformed their whole selves into warriors, physically and mentally.
As I continued to watch unnoticed, they marked each other in a whispered quietness, as if they were getting ready for battle. I had a nostalgic flashback of the last time this happened and how great it was to see both boys getting along so well and being creative with markers… Markers… Oh no… NOT THOSE MARKERS!!! As I got a closer look, I saw that these were not the watercolor markers that they used before. They had gotten into the ‘As seen on TV’ – Blendy Pens! Oh my!
Well, I tried to remain as calm and relaxed as possible, allowing them to continue in their warrior spirit. I did a quick test on Miles to see if their markings would come out…
I immediately texted Laura “We are done with the project… PLEASE come home now!”
She arrived to see this:
Ok, so here is the good news… After a dip in the kiddy pool, a warm bath and a good scrubbing, most (not all) of their markings came out.
Maybe we should put the Blendy Pens away for a while?!