She came into my room with marker all over her hands. ( I will never go to the bathroom in peace again!) So I asked her if she colored on anything else and she was very honest. She told me upfront that she colored on the doors, on the wall, and on her "stoos". I didn't know what that meant until I went into the nursery and saw both stools covered in purple. So I was MAD! She's colored with dry erase marker before and it did not come off the wall easily. In fact, I went through 4 magic erasers to get a couple tiny streaks off the wall.
I will admit, when I saw how much she colored on the wall I was pretty upset. We scrubbed and went through two magic erasers on the wall before I finally gave up. Ryan is going to paint over it for me. But if you look closely, you can see the round face, the eyes and smiles.
Luckily it came off easily from the doors and stools. After a lengthy timeout, and a good talking to about why we only color on paper, you would have thought she learned her lesson. (And you would have thought I would have learned mine!) But the very next morning, she woke and found a pen on the desk and this time scribbled ALL OVER her legs! I didn't get a picture of it, but imagine what it would be like if you could trace every vein and artery and tiny blood vessel in your legs and you would have Monica's legs! Yeah, it was pretty bad.
But on a funny note...(we'll see who actually reads down this far)...Monica came into my room while I was nursing Leah a couple days ago and had a sweater on. I told her it was too hot for a sweater and to go take it off and put on a T-shirt. Very sweetly, she goes, "Ok, Mama, but I have to take off my boobies." And then she proceeds to take off her sweater, under which is one of my nursing bras! So I started giggling a bit and told her to take it off. So I'm thinking she is just going to take it off her neck. But no, there's more! She reaches in the bra and takes out two nursing pads!! So now I am laughing so hard that poor Leah is getting a bonafide milkshake and Monica finally realizes what she did was funny and started laughing too! I tell you what....sleep deprivation can make you lose your sense of humor sometimes, but there are some things that you just can't keep from laughing at!