Friday, March 6, 2009

Red Room vs. RED RUM

So.......Have you ever had the feeling that it is just too quiet in your house? When you have a two year old boy that isn't into the whole "sleeping thing," but you don't hear him after putting him to AFRAID, VERY AFRAID!

Sid and I were down stairs making bottles, cleaning the kitchen, and preparing for the kids to go to their Papa Dan's and Lainey and I to go to my grandparent's house. Our 5 year old, Logan, was already asleep, Lainey was sleeping in her swing, and we had just put Liam in bed for the umpteenth time, when I said, "I hope Liam isn't up there sitting on my desk eating Nerds! It is all of a sudden too quiet. Maybe you should check on him!"

Sid went upstairs only to find the biggest mess ever! Not only were there toys all over the room, but Liam had found the ONE and ONLY RED PERMANENT SHARPIE MARKER on my desk. Needless to say, one Sharpie marker can do A LOT of damage! Luckily Sid took care of the fear I would hurt Liam!!

By the looks of things, Liam is out to get Lainey and I! He only wrote on my desk, my papers, my night stand, a picture frame of mine with a picture of me in it, Lainey's baby doll, Lainey's baby monitor, and the carpet closest to my desk! In addition to the red marker, he also decided to squeeze a brand new bottle of Lainey's baby lotion all over the floor in front of my side of the bed and all over a decorative bed pillow!

I give my husband props for dealing with the child in a fairly calm manner (he is still alive) and for using numerous alcohol prep pads and a bottle of fingernail polish remover to get rid of most of the red marker. He even got out the carpet cleaner to remove the lotion...and he HATES that big cleaner!! Thank you honey!

Lesson Learned: Put the 2 year old in a cage when you want him to stay in one place!!! Just kidding, but we are looking into some different methods of keeping him safe. This is just one of many dangerous/damaging tricks he has pulled....and I am sure it won't be the last! I am also sure he would probably continue to act like this even if he wasn't the middle child! Until writing utensils within a 2 year olds climbing range!!

My desk.......and the floor with red permanent Sharpie marker.

Some books and the carpet with more red marker!

A wedding picture of my friend, Dara, and I....covered in red marker!

The floor beside my bed doused with an entire bottle of baby lotion!
All is clean.....except for the carpet! No such luck! I can see a big rug purchase in my near future!


Aspiemom said...

Oh, my goodness! The little stinker was feeling artsy, wasn't he? I kept all markers and all scissors (even child ones) where my son couldn't get them because he would do something like this. But then he'd find something else destructive to do with his time, too!

Glad Liam is in one piece!

Hey, we're supposed to have some BEAUTIFUL WEATHER today and tomorrow! YEAH!!!!!!

Jeff and Kandis said...

hairspray will get permanent market out, Michael colored the computer monitor with his buddy once, and it worked. Good luck!

Carrie said...

I know it's not funny but I couldn't help but laugh. I feel your pain though...having 3 boys myself I know exactly what it's like!! Good for your husband....mine would have never reacted so calmly!! Glad it all came up!

Kellee said...

WOW what fun he had lol..
Club soda will get it up..My dear little brother did the same to me except it was red and black and ALL over my room.
Good Luck

Zoe Isabella said...

Oh my gosh! I think I would have had a heart attack!! :O Amazing what one little 2 year old can do sooooo quickly, isn't it?????

Kudos to you and your husband for keeping your cool....

Christy said...

Wow.. it's amazing what kids can do in such a short amount of time. How can they possibly pull that off????

Just on a safety note... My daughter got into my shoe boxes once without me knowing and ate one of the things in there that keeps them dry. I had to give her the dreaded Ipecac syrup.. ughh. I learned to throw those things away immediately after purchasing a pair of shoes.

Josie said...

OH-MY-SWEET-JESUS!!! DeAnn, I would have gone postal! I did have to laugh though, even though it is so not funny. Note to a cage, and keep the markers hidden to where I can't even find them. Miss ya girl!

Anonymous said...

Oh my!!! Not sure what I would have done!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Aspiemom said...

How are you all doing?

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh, I can hear it now. But Mommy, it's *so* pretty! Did he even color on the clothes hanger in front of your desk, too? Where do kids get these ideas?