Thursday, August 14, 2008

Triple Trouble

I have decided that I am in for it with these girls.

Here's the breakdown:

Alyssa is the distractor. She plays sweetly in front of me, reads books, plays with the dollhouse, climbs the slide inside, sits on my lap. Just as sweet as can be. So adorable and so cuddly. At least that's what she'd like you to think. Because while I was admiring her sweetness and calmness this is what was actually happening:

Julianna and Rachel are the trouble makers (although it may look like it they are not actually coloring here - I took the dry erase marker as soon as I saw it)

(the complete work - so far I've had no success getting it off but I haven't tried all the tricks I've found on the internet...)

Doesn't she look remorseful? Oh no, she'll never do it again!

And these are her feet - this is common though - the coloring on the feet - usually it's pen and we have fun with a wipe cleaning it off.

What am I going to do times three??!! Not that I spent my time following one child around everywhere but surely it was easier then this.


Cadi, Lance and our 4 miracles. said...

Oh no!!! Did you try the Mr. Clean Magic eraser? They usually take a lot off.

It must be something in the air. Yesterday, Ashlyn colored with a crayon on the high chair tray and I told her if I ever saw her color on anything but paper again, I was going to through her crayons away. As soon as I turned around she colored on the table cloth. Guess where her crayons are now? In the trash.

Momma-of-5 said...

I'm with Cadi...Magic Eraser. Don't use it on the girls...but it should do the trick on the wall. It got permanent marker of Zoe's bed...

Denise Wheeler said...

I will third the Magic Eraser. It usually does do a great job. I think I would have a heart attack if I find any of my three coloring on the walls. Of course, I know that eventually it will happen, at least once but hey, I can hope right?

Donna said...

Ahhhh yes the Picasso stage! Remember you have 3 minds working as one. You can expect some serious trouble..... :)

Dorinda said...

Yep, used the Magic Eraser - lots and lots again. It doesn't seem to do well on the Dry Erase marker which is why I went to the internet. We're trying! Maybe if I had time for extra elbow grease and the Magic Eraser it might be better but so far, not so good. :)

Angie said...

Oh Boy!! After I saw this I moved our dry erase markers...higher.

I hope you find something to take that off. Maybe paint? :)