Monday, March 24, 2008

"Camo" Coloring

So at one point in the crazy "Paul-less" weekend this...happened...






That's right, my children, (lovely as they are) colored ALL over themselves...actually Jacob was the true culprit. He wanted to be "mote-control" aka "remote control" aka Camoflauged.

Side story about "mote-control". A couple of summers ago, Jacob (somehow) began associating army men/military men dressed in camoflauge with the Star-Spangled Banner. He also had a remote control tank that was green camoflauge at the time. So all these things in his little mind were inter-connected. Because of this mental connection of all these things, anything camoflauged became "remote control" or in his child-like vernacular "mote-control"...

So anyway, Jacob wanted to color himself "mote-control" so he began to do that! And then he proceeded to make everyone "mote control!" It was "colorful" camo! It kept getting worse and worse and I had only two options...

1. Explode with anger at the sight of my children covered head to toe in washable marker. Bathe them and put them straight to bed at 4:00.....or.....

B. Grab my camera and document the hilarious-ness of my children covered head to toe in washable marker.

As you are seeing, I opted for option B. I pretended to be mad when I walked in the room with my camera behind my back. I said, in a pseudo-angry voice, "What in the world are ya'll doing?!?!?!" They looked at me with sheer terror at the thought of mommy catching them with their hands in the purverbial "cookie jar." Then we all started laughing and I told them their punishment was for mommy to take pictures of them and put them in my scrapbook! They all laughed and we took pics and then took a bath, thankfully all the marker was washable. They had access to permanent ones in the same general area as the washable ones! Thank you Lord, I did not have to break out the steel wool to clean my kids! After Easter was the next day...how hilarious would that be...my kids...in their brand new Easter outfits...and permanent marker!

Anyway, it was funny and totally worth the pics! Enjoy!

1 comment:

Jennifer Raack said...

Thankfully it was just eraseable marker!!! One of the little girls at our church came last year on Easter Sunday with razor cuts all over her face! That's right...she got a hold of mommy's shaver while mommy was on the potty!