Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Can't a girl getta shower 'round here?

I stay home one day a week to clean and catch up on house stuff. The other 6 days are filled with activities, errands etc...but I allow myself a day to just get up, stay in PJs and clean. Since I just pop out of bed and start cleaning, it's pointless to shower first thing, so I usually wait till the Buggernut is down for a nap. Today, however, I felt particularly nasty after scuubbing floors on my hands and knees and cleaning bathrooms. So, I decided to set the Nut up with a coloring book and crayons and take a 5 minute shower. *5* Minutes. That's all I was gone. In 5 minutes, all but 3 windows in the house...which she can't reach...were covered in blue crayon. But, not JUST the windows...the windowsills, the walls next to the windows, one blind slat, and her desk. I didn't know whether or not to be more upset about the people that gift my 2 year old child faux-Crayola non-washable crayons, or me for actually not just throwing out the faux-Crayola non-washable crayons and instead putting them in the crayon bin, or the Nut for choosing that particular faux-Crayola non-washable crayon to color all over the place. Needless to say, after an hour long date with Mr. Clean and his Magic Eraser (read: chemical filled miracle worker), the crayon was gone and all the faux-Crayola non-washable crayons were in the trash. And now, a plea on behalf of all the parents of young children in America....PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF ADAM spend the extra 20 cents and buy the kid real Crayola washable crayons!

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Posted by Wannabe @ 1:01 PM

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hey, crayons aren't cheap. i go through a lot of them you know. they taste best with ketchup i've found....

sorry about your poor clean windows and walls...

Posted by Anonymous tinker @ Wednesday, January 31, 2007 2:22:00 PM #
 

Uh-oh

I'll add washable crayons to the list for when you guys are here. :)

Actually, Josh has done it so many times, the magic eraser is my best friend.

Posted by Blogger Sara @ Wednesday, January 31, 2007 3:58:00 PM #
 

Oh no!!! Actually, I seem to remember my brother and I doing the same thing when we were little. It was one of the few times I remember seeing my mother cry. :(

Posted by Blogger Karen @ Wednesday, January 31, 2007 6:55:00 PM #
 

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh not good!

Posted by Blogger Scoutj @ Wednesday, January 31, 2007 8:31:00 PM #
 

didn't i do that at grammie starr's? i did it somehwere. daddy has always nicely reminded me of that, i'm sure you'll do the same for syd :)

Posted by Anonymous bizzle @ Friday, February 02, 2007 12:24:00 PM #
 
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