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Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday Mishaps with Mom

Ok, here we are at week 4 with this new series. You can always look at the labels at the bottom of the right column to find "monday mishaps with mom" and read up on any week you've missed. My goal with these weekly posts is to encourage mothers who might be feeling a bit frazzled, and to inspire giggles or laughs to help brighten your day as you start off your week. Also, to let you know you're not alone.

I've been receiving consistent comments on Facebook (since this blog feeds into both Twitter and Facebook), but so far, no comments here on the blog. Perhaps you'll be the first. This week is for all you artists out there.

We all want our children to express their creativity and explore their self-expression, right? We want them to be comfortable with their artistic outlets and have fun in the process. After all, art is the expression of the soul.

But what happens when your child decides to express herself (or himself) on the table, carpet, chairs, and her (his) own body?

I guess this picture to the left would be the result. Of course, I didn't get a good shot of the carpet and furniture. Just didn't turn out as clearly as my daughter's arm. But just imagine what you see on her arm also on the floor and furniture. :)

Oh, and she decided to do this just 20 minutes before my husband came home, and we had plans to go out to buy a "new" bed for our daughter. Guess what I had to do at the last minute? Yep...clean up the mess.

Thank God for washable markers!

How about you? What amusing art work stories do you have involving your kids?

Tune in next week for the next "Monday Mishap with Mom." See you then!


Krista Phillips said...

I'm your first:-)

My husband came downstairs from the bonus room and went to Lacy (my resident artist-in-not-approved-places) and asked "Lacy, do you know why there is a black x in perminant marker on the carpet upstairs?"

My daughter's reply?

SHe put her hands on her cheeks, her mouth dipped down in a perfect oval. "Maybe there's a buried treasure, Daddy!"


Tiffany Amber Stockton said...

LOL! Well, you know..."X" marks the spot. :) I'm sure my daughter will be full of amusing quips like that once she gains more command of her language skills. Right now, when I ask her things, I get "Idunno" almost all the time. Either that, or she frowns, goes "awww" and comes to give me a hug. Impish little bugger. :)