Thursday, June 22, 2006

The Writing on the Wall (or Cupboard)

Here is Oliver's first non-paper masterpiece. He knows he is not supposed to color on anything other than paper, and as soon as he did this, he must have felt incredibly guilty about it. He immediately showed it to me, hugged me very tight, and buried his head in my shoulder. I didn't even have to say a word. So we hugged for a minute. Then we reviewed the rules of crayon usage. After some vigorous scrubbing on my part, the art was history and Oliver was back at the kitchen table coloring with Mabel in a ballerina coloring book.

4 comments:

  1. sounds like he needs a Batman coloring bookl little boys can only take so much of that pink stuff. :) Then maybe he'd avoid the cupboards. I'll let Parker know, maybe he'll send one of his Olibo's way. What a sweet little boy that Olibo is.

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  2. bradical11:04 PM

    great parenting job! how cool is is that he new that he did something wrong and was already feeling bad and showed the marks to you. i think that it is a reflection of good parents. well done!

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  3. Oh, so that's why kids shouldn't draw with Sharpies. What a good kid.

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  4. Oh, that is so sweet. Can't wait to see him...

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