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Our little artist

or beware of toddlers with a pen.
Envision this: Sunday, late morning, Lance is working so I set Mattias up with a movie and went to take a shower.

When I checked on him after my shower, he was still sitting on the couch watching his movie. It wasn’t until a few minutes later, when I went to get him changed into his swimsuit that I noticed this:

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Fussypants had taken a ballpoint pen and colored a very nice design on about 3 feet of our couch and ottoman (a
nd his own face and legs). My first thought was “thank goodness it was not a permanent marker”, my second thought was “thank goodness his dad isn’t home” and my third thought was, “hey that is a nice pattern, the kid is pretty artistic”.
When I asked him for the pen, he told me it was “hiding” but after I threatened that if he didn’t give me the pen he would never, ever, as long as he lived get to eat another piece of candy, he reached under the throw pillows on the couch and got the sheath for his play sword and handed it to me. Inside was the pen. I can only assume that he was hiding the pen for his future use. Maybe Fussypants Picasso was thinking of decorating the walls at a later date.

Thank heaven for Resolve Upholstery Cleaner and my intuition to purchase a micro-suede, easy-to-clean couch.



  1. oh my goodness, I would have died…thank goodness for that fabulous couch, mine would have been toast!

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