Thursday, February 4, 2010

When they arrest me, this is my insanity defense....

6 Brand New Bottles of Finger Paint
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What a "pretty" mess. It's even on the wood of the table. Of the $1200 dining room table.
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The culprit tried to use a towel to clean up.
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Obviously, the towel didn't work.
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The bottles are empty....
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Meet the culprit, trying to look innocent.
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Didn't she do a fabulous job on her arms and legs?
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I bet that those shirt stains come right out ..... yeah.
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It splattered on the walls.
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Oh yay ... It's on my carpet too.
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Yup ... on the carpet and walls.
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This would be a beautiful handprint, had it been on CONSTRUCTION PAPER.
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Yeah, she's nothing if not thorough.
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This does not include the dining room chair, couch, wool coat, or front door.


All I wanted was 10 minutes to finish blow-drying my hair while she watched tv. This is what it got me.

4 comments:

The Writers Blog said...

And the moral of the story is ...

good for you, you took pictures for a wonderful future family story (when you can laugh again).

Steph said...

Thanks....

I try to take pictures of every "adventure" my kids take me on, no matter how upset or frustrated I am as I know that 1) it gives me time to calm down before dealing with them, and 2) the pictures are better story tellers than I am.

And I learned from this adventure that if I want to blow dry my hair while a child is awake, to put a gate in front of the stairs so that the kids are trapped b/w my bedroom and theirs. There will be no more art surprises when I get downstairs from now on. lol

Marlyn said...

What kind of paint??? There is hope!

Steph said...

Marlyn, it's washable kids' finger paint. I'm sure that it'll come out w/ some super scrubbing, but I haven't had the energy (read pain tolerance) to be on the ground scrubbing that hard for very long. I may end up hiring someone from my church to clean it up for me.