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Friday, February 09, 2007

Stinkin' Doodle Doll...

If you have access to a little girl you might be familiar with a toy called a Doodle Doll. Sophia has two. They are a doll that you can write on with special markers that when you are finished doodling on them, they get thrown in the washer to be cleaned. Seems like a good idea, huh???

As my few readers know, Nicholas is being Christened this Saturday. It is a fairly big to do with in excess of 80 people coming. Sophia has a beautiful new dress that we purchased at Macy's. Keep in mind that the dress is sleeveless.

Tonight around midnight Sophia woke up calling for me. I was busy with a task for the Christening, so Bob went up to help her. Next thing I know, he brings her down to me so that I can see what she has done to herself. Apparently, she found both a purple and hot pink Sharpie and went to town on herself as if she were a Doodle Doll. She in fact told Bob that it would come off, like a Doodle Doll. I almost cried.
I am here to tell you that Sharpies don't say they are permanent for nothing. I scrubbed and it was still there. I can hide the belly, back and legs, but the arms are another story. I am just hoping that I can get her to take a long bath tomorrow and it will come off.
I know that I will look back on this and laugh. Even now I can see the humor in the situation. I particularly loved how she was able to get marker on her back. She also paid special attention to her belly button area (she now sports a very dark purple belly button). She was sad, because I got so mad and then I felt bad. After her bath I made sure to hug her and tell her that I loved her, because I do, despite the Sharpie.
Oh well, just another day with a crazy preschooler. If you got little kids around, make sure that they can't get to the permanent markers. Learn from my mistakes, please!
Take care and stay warm!


Blogger Kat Campbell said...

Oh my gosh, Linda! I KNEW there was a reason I never bought one of these for Juliette! I am impressed at the art on her back...that had to be tricky!

8:52 AM  
Anonymous ChristyTN said...

Oh no! Now I'd better hide all Sharpies in our house. I know that you really will think this is funny one day. She's very artistic!!

When I was in highschool, my friend's little four year old brother wrote with permanent marker on his face. He colored his eyebrows black and had a mostache and beard! I know they scrubbed most of it off somehow, but couldn't get it all out of the eyebrows, so he looked like Groucho Marx for a few days.

11:53 PM  
Blogger Claire said...

Have you tried using nail polish remover or something like that? Maybe eye make-up remover? Don't know if it would work, but it's an idea! My cousin and I did that once (with REGULAR markers) to our faces so that our faces would look like clowns. For some reason I think we also tried coloring our teeth...parents took a picture before we got in trouble...we were probably 6 or so! :-)

1:00 AM  
Blogger Ivey Elizabeth Sirmans said...

You will look back on this and laugh one day. You will have a great story to tell your grandchildren!! I hope the Christening is magical.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

i'm sorry, I couldn't help but laugh really hard...I know that had to have been frustrating, but God, that's funny! Thanks for the invite today, real nice reception!

8:14 PM  
Blogger Rev. Brandy said...


Laughing so hard. I love the expression on her face as you are taking her picture.

9:54 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Kat - I know she totally had fun doing it. I think it might have been fun watching her do it, espicially her back and belly button.

Christy - My friend in SC son wen to town on his face a few weeks ago. She sent me her tips on removal that worked for her.

Claire - My friend says that nail polish remover worked on her son, but did say that it dried his skin out. I used a Body Shop salt scrub that not only scrubbed, but moisturised, I think that it helped. I'll bet your mother had a fit when she saw the damage that you and your cousin had made. I never did markers, but liked to play with scissors.

Gwen - The Christening was wonderful with about 75 people in attendence. I am already laughing at the Sharpie incident, but I don't want Sophia to know it.

Ray - Thanks for the compliment. It was nice seeing you!

Brandy - Not only did she have a funny look on her face at one point she said "Cheese, " it sort of made me mad, but it was cute. Thankfully, no harm was done in the end. Her dress and tights hid her sins.

8:31 PM  

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